Holland, MI Automobile Collision, Oct 1966
MUSKEGON COUPLE KILLED IN CRASH NEAR HOLLAND.
7 INJURED IN TWO-CAR COLLISION.
MAN, WIFE ARE KILLED; TWO ARE HOSPITALIZED WITH SEVERE INJURIES.
An elderly Muskegon couple was killed and seven other persons were injured in a violent two-car collision at 120th Ave. and James St. at 7:44 a.m.
ALVIN RANDALL, 66, of Muskegon and his wife, MAE, were dead on arrival at Holland Hospital.
Also injured were six other passengers in the RANDALL auto and the driver of the other car.
Admitted to Holland Hospital were:
MRS. ANNIE PAYNE, 40, of Muskegon, internal injuries and fractures of the jaw and pelvis, critical condition.
her husband, McKENLEY, 54, fractures of the ribs and left foot, good condition.
and the other driver, MRS. BETTY MILLS, 23, of Route 2, West Olive, severe chest injuries and possible head injuries, serious condition.
Treated at the hospital were:
CORA PAYNE, 17, of Muskegon, bruises of the back and right arm and a possible finger fracture.
IDA JOHNSON, of Muskegon, multiple bruises.
MRS. VERA JONES, 47, of Muskegon, a shoulder fracture and multiple bruises.
FLOSSIE COLLINS, 19, of Muskegon, bruises of the left leg and face.
Another passenger in the RANDALL station wagon was not injured.
Dr. E. Vanderberg, medical examiner, said RANDALL died of chest injuries and MRS. RANDALL died of a broken neck.
Ottawa County sheriff's deputies said RANDALL was driving his station wagon east on James St. and puled in front of the MILLS car which was southbound on 120th Ave. The MILLS car skidded 112 feet into the driver's side of the station wagon.
The RANDALL auto ran off the road onto a lawn at the southeast corner of the intersection after the impact. All nine occupants were thrown from the car, deputies said. The dead couple was riding in the front seat of the car. The whole left side of the station wagon was smashed in by the collision.
MRS. MILLS was found behind the driver's seat of her car.
Deputies are continuing their investigation of the accident.
A total of 27 persons have now died in Ottawa County traffic accidents this year.
Holland Evening Sentinel Michigan 1966-10-28