Salt Lake City, UT Car And Camper Collide, Mar 1971


Salt Lake City (UPI) - A car-camper truck collision killed seven persons Saturday night and left four injured.
The mishap occurred on a stretch of road in southwest Salt Lake County, 4183 West 32nd South, and snuffed out an entire family.
Deputy Ronald Cranfill, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, identified the victims as:
PHIL NUNEZ, 33; his wife, SUSIE, 27; and four children; RANDY, 14; MICHAEL, 11; DEBORA, 9; and DEWAYNE, 6. All were eastbound in the automobile, deputies said.
MRS. LOIS KENDRICK, 40, a passenger in the camper truck. TOM KENDRICK, 49, driver of the camper was listed in critical condition Sunday as a result of the mishap.
Three KENDRICK children, riding in the camper, were also injured. They included, BYRON, 13, and COLEEN, 8, who sustained head injuries and were listed in serious condition. HOWARD, 10, was treated and released.
More than an hour was required to free the victims from the twisted wreckage. The crash completely destroyed the NUNEZ automobile and literally stripped the truck down to its frame - hurling the heavy camper over both vehicles.
Deputies sealed off 21st South between Redwood Road and 56th West after the accident for two hours as rescue workers used power saws and two wreckers to separate the vehicles and free the victims.

The Daily Herald Provo Utah 1971-03-15