Ontario, OR Head On Collision, Jul 1957
CRASH CLAIMS FIFTH VICTIM.
Ontario, Ore. (AP) - A fifth person died late Wednesday from a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 80, on a curve above the Snake River.
A sixth person was in poor condition in an Ontario hospital.
ELFRED JOHNSON, Vancouver, B.C., died several hours after the crash, which snuffed out the lives of four others instantly.
OLAF M. BERG, 59, of Seattle;
and his wife, about 58;
CHARLES MARLIN BAKER, 40, of Salt Lake City;
NANCY LOGAN, about 20, Payette, Idaho.
Sgt. Russell Haynes of the State Police listed BERG and RICHARD NEWLAN, 29, Payette, as drivers of the two cars. NEWLAN is in Holy Rosary Hospital here in critical condition.
The crash was on the Oregon side of the Snake River, about 13 miles northwest of Ontario.
Eugene Guard Oregon 1957-07-04
INQUEST SCHEDULED INTO FATAL WRECK.
Ontario, Ore. (AP) - Malheur County Coroner George Beechler has scheduled a Saturday inquest into a two-car wreck which took the lives of five persons near here Wednesday.
Beechler said he expected to call 10 persons to testify.
The only person still alive who saw the wreck was a passenger in one of the cars. He is RICHARD NEWLAND, Payette, Idaho, who still is in a hospital here.
Killed in the mishap were:
OLAF M. BERG, 59;
and his wife, 58, of Seattle;
NANCY LOGAN, 20, Payette;
CHARLES MARTIN BAKER, 40, Salt Lake City;
and ELFRED JOHNSON, Vancouver, B.C.
Port Angeles Evening News Washington 1957-07-06