Corsicana, TX Auto Collision, Feb 1970


A head-on collision between two automobiles west of Corsicana Friday evening killed three persons and seriously injured four others.
Highway Patrolman Bob Parrish identified the dead as MRS. MILLARD LYNN, 18, of Waco; SANDRA HENDERSON, age 9, and KEITH HENDERSON, age 7, both of Dallas. All three were dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital.
MRS. LYNN was a passenger in the car driven by her husband, and the others were passengers in a car driven by their uncle, RICHARD L. TENNISON of Dallas.
LYNN, 34, along with TENNISON, KAREN HENDERSON, 8; and SHARON HENDERSON, 6; all were transferred to Parkland Hospital in Dallas after being brought to Memorial Hospital here.
Patrolman Parrish said the LYNNS formerly resided in Athens, but recently moved to Waco where LYNN was employed as a truck driver.
MRS. LYNN'S mother told the officer she had received a phone call from her daughter at 6:15 p.m. stating they were coming to Athens.
The accident occurred at 6:50 p.m.
Parrish said the LYNNS were traveling east and the TENNISON vehicle was traveling west. TENNISON attempted to pass a truck, and collided with the LYNN vehicle on the shoulder of the road, about 8 miles west of Corsicana on State Hwy. 31.
Patrolman Parrish was assisted by members of the Sheriff's Department and Patrolman Bob Turner.
The officers said that traffic from Corsicana which was following the ambulances, created such a jam on the highway that it took them 20 minutes to reach the scene from Corsicana.
This traffic plus other motorists on the highway who stopped to see the wreckage created a problem and also increased the possibility of other accidents, the officers stated, and they strongly discouraged "ambulance chasing" for the safety of all concerned.

Corsicana Daily Sun Texas 1970-02-01