Crockett, TX Auto Wreck, Mar 1943

3 Killed, 1 Injured In Automobile Accident

CROCKETT, Texas, Feb. 28.---A highway traffic accident on Highway 7 at the outskirts of Crockett resulted in the death of Billy Lee Rudd, 19, Kennard: Lloyd A. Ainsworth, 21, Ratcliff, and Billy Steed, Ratcliff, and serious injury to J. T. Duce, Huntsville.

The four were occupants of the Ainsworth car, apparently driven at high speed and which turned right side up, Rudd died instantly, Ainsworth an hour later in a local hospital and Steed Sunday noon.

Duce, only survivor, was conscious for a short time, Sunday. He said Ainsworth was driving but he didn't know what happened. Justice C. R. McPhail held inquest and rendered accidental deaths verdict.

All four of the victims expected to be inducted in the service soon.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 1 Mar 1943