Phenix City, AL Head On Crash Kills Six, Feb 1956

SIX ARE KILLED IN PHENIX CRASH.

Phenix City, Feb. 11 (AP) - Six persons were killed almost instantly late today in a near head-on collision near here.
The Alabama State Patrol said four Ft. Benning soldiers and a couple from Cincinnati, Ohio, are dead.
The cars wrecked, said Highway Patrol Radio Operator C. R. Lankford, after the auto carrying the soldiers apparently tried to pass a line of traffic on U.S. Highway 280, about nine miles north of here.
Dead were identified at Cobb Memorial Hospital here as:
Pfc. EUGENE ROSSEGNOL, who died two hours after being admitted;
Pfc. CHARLES C. HARTER;
Pfc. MARIO L. ESPEDEZ;
Pfc. ROBERT A. RAISOR;
and MR. and MRS. WILLIAM SHARON of Cincinnati.
This is the second accident within six months near Opelika which has taken a six-death toll.

The Anniston Star Alabama 1956-02-12