McConnell, WV Automobile Crashes Into House, Dec 1961

CARLOAD OF TEENAGERS HITS HOUSE, MAN IN BED KILLED.

Logan, W.V. -- (AP) -- An automobile full of teenagers crashed through the wall of OTIS CLEVENGER'S bedroom early today and killed him in his bed.
CLEVENGER'S wife, FLORENCE, had just gotten out of bed to let in a daughter who was returning from a visit with friends. MRS. CLEVENGER and the daughter escaped injury, as did the eight occupants of the car -- seven boys and a girl.
The accident occurred at 2:15 a.m., at McConnell, four miles south of Logan, where the CLEVENGER'S one-story frame house sits just six feet back from W.Va. 10.
State Trooper J. Tryall said the car, driven by 18-year-old James W. Grace, first veered off the icy road and into a ditch on the opposite side from the house.
In getting out of the ditch, Grace lost control and swerved across the highway, running into the house on the other side.
CLEVENGER, 54, was killed outright.

Independent Record Helena Montana 1961-12-26