Coopersville, MI Two Car Crash, Mar 1956


Coopersville, Mich. (AP) - Six persons - four from one family - were killed Friday night in a head-on two-car crash near this western Michigan community. A seventh was injured critically.
Both drivers, DONALD MAITNER, 34, Grand Rapids, and ABRAM PHILLIPS, 48, Muskegon, were killed. MAITNER was riding with his family. PHILLIPS, identified by police as a southern Michigan prison parolee, was driving alone.
They collided on a curve after PHILLIPS had passed several cars and stayed in the left hand lane, police said. He cut back into the right hand lane just as MAITNER swung out to avoid him.

Evening Independent Massillon Ohio 1956-03-10