Corning, NY Three Car Collision, Mar 1958


Corning (AP) - A six-year-old girl was in critical condition today with injuries suffered in an automobile crash that killed her mother, two of her brothers and a motorist.
She is LINDA CLORAN, daughter of Mrs. Dorothy Cloran of Hornell.
The four persons were killed Saturday when three cars collided, two of them head-on, on Route 15 a few miles northwest of this city.
The victims were:
MRS. CLORAN, 45, a widow and part-time dispatcher for a taxi company.
Two of her sons, RICHARD, 16, who died in the crash, and WILLIAM, 13, who died yesterday in Corning Hospital.
HENRY DIVANS, 43, of nearby Campbell, who was driving alone.
Police said the DIVANS and CLORAN cars hit head-on. The third car, driven by EDMUND BARTLETT, 22, of Wellsboro, Pa., was unable to avoid hitting the wreckage, they said.
BARTLETT was reported in fair condition at Corning Hospital with a broken hip. A passenger in his car, Bonnie Bliss, 16, of Osceola, Pa., was not hurt.

The Evening Times Sayre Pennsylvania 1958-03-24