Farmington, NM Head On Auto And Pickup Crash, Jun 1957
NEW MEXICO WRECK KILLS 7.
Farmington, N.M. (AP) - Seven persons were killed in a head-on automobile collision here last night.
RONALD GENE PERKINS, 9, Tulsa, Okla.;
BOBBY LEE HALE, 20, Sterling, Okla.;
JIMMY CARL McILROY, 21, Farmington;
MRS. RETHA NELL MARSHALL, 19, Tokio, Tex.;
her son, DOYLE WAYNE MARSHALL, 3;
RICHARD E. BERNARD, 29, Farmington;
and CHARLES WAYNE PACE, 26, Farmington.
State Police Sgt. Floyd Miles said all the victims except PACE were in a 1957 model sedan. He said the sedan apparently ha a blowout in the right rear tire which caused the car to swerve to the shoulder, whip to the other side of the road and then skid down the road sideways. It was hit broadside by a pickup truck driven by PACE.
Mrs. Marshall was a sister of Leroy Anderson of Hamlin. The Anderson family left for Brownsfield Friday night. The bodies of Mrs. Marshall and her son were to be brought there.
Abilene Reporter-News Texas 1957-06-29