Cambridge, OH Head On Collision Kills Five, Oct 1958


Cambridge, Ohio (AP) - Two autos collided head-on near Cambridge Wednesday in a flaming crash. Five persons were killed.
The dead included three ministers of the Evangelical United Brethren Church. They were identified as the REV. LORIN STINE, 53, of Dayton; the REV. EDWARD H. HAMMON, 54, of 11 Baltimore St., Middletown, and the REV. JOHN W. BENCH, 45, of Germantown.
The three ministers were returning from a church conference at Harrisburg, Pa.
Killed in the other car were MRS. NANNIE PENCE, 70, of Waynesfield and her daughter MRS. LUCINE SHANER, 46, of New Hampshire, both towns are in Auglaize County. The patrol said MRS. SHANER was driving.
The two autos collided on a slight curve in U.S. 40 about one mile east of here. Both autos were demolished.
The patrol said the REV. MR. HAMMON was driving the ministers' auto. All the occupants were either thrown clear by the impact or were removed by passers-by.
The ministers' auto was westbound and the SHANER auto was eastbound the patrol said.
They said apparently the ministers' car had crossed the center line.
The REV. MR. STINE was pastor of the Fairview EUB Church in Dayton and a member of the EUB's Board of Christian Education and the Commission on Evangelism of the Ohio-Miami Conference of the church.
The REV. MR. HAMMON was pastor of the First EUB Church of Middletown. The REV. MR. BENCH had been pastor at the Germantown EUB Church.

The Daily Reporter Dover Ohio 1958-10-16