Hanover, PA Two Car Collision, Apr 1962


Hanover, Pa. (AP) - Plans for a happy Easter turned into tragedy for a Pennsylvania minister Friday night when a two-car crash killed his parents and 3-year-old son near Hanover.
The REV. CALVIN H. COLE, 24, of Gardners was critically injured himself.
State police identified the dead as:
THOMAS FRANKLIN COLE, 66, of Reisterstown, Md.
his wife, ELSIE, about 68.
and their grandson, RUSSELL THOMAS COLE of Gardners, Adams County.
The three were riding in a car driven by the REV. MR. COLE, pastor of the Mount Tabor Evangelical United Brethren Church in Gardners.
Just hours before, he had driven to Maryland to pick up his parents and bring them to his home for the Easter weekend. He was accompanied on the trip by two of his four sons - RUSSELL and 4-year-old CALVIN, JR.
ANGELA STAUB, 19, of New Oxford, the driver of the other car, was also critically injured in the pileup.
The other COLE youngster was listed in satisfactory condition with a possible concussion and fractured arm.
The tragedy occurred along Route 94 at the foot of Red Hill, four miles north of Hanover, York County.
State police said the STRAUB girl apparently lost control of her vehicle, smashed into several guard rails, then bounced into the opposite lane, crashing head-on into the COLE car.

Indiana Gazette Pennsylvania 1962-04-21