Las Vegas, NV Head On Crash, Aug 1957


Las Vegas, Nev. (UP) - Five persons, including two teen-agers, were killed Thursday when a car accidentally got in the wrong lane of a divided highway and smashed head-on into another vehicle.
The dead were identified as:
WILLIAM KRATT, 52, Las Vegas;
his wife, WINIFRED, 50;
their nephew, LAMSON FATOR, 13, of Laurel, Maryland;
a neighbor girl, LORANE SPERRY, 13;
and MRS. JANE WHITTLE, San Angelo, Tex.
The sheriff's office said that KRATT, a retired gambling hall dealer, turned into the eastbound lane, 12 miles from here on U.S. Highway 93.95 and struck a car driven by LORENZO WHITTLE, 30, whose wife was one of the dead. WHITTLE, the lone survivor, was in serious condition at Rose De Lima Hospital in Henderson, Nev.

Redlands Daily Facts California 1957-08-23