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Los Angeles, CA Bus And Automobile Collision, Mar 1939

ACCIDENT HAPPENED TOO FAST FOR HIM.

BUS DRIVER UNABLE TO TELL HOW; EIGHT KILLED.

Los Angeles, March 27 -- (AP) -- Andrew Torbet, driver of an interurban bus which was in collision with a sedan yesterday resulting in the deaths of eight persons, told police today, "I'm not sure how it happened, it was so quick."
"The sedan was coming toward me," he told Detective Ralph Stiles. "Suddenly the rear end of the sedan swung around, and the right side of the sedan smashed into the front of the bus. I guess the sedan skidded."
Those killed were:
MEYER MINKUS, 70.
MRS. NELLIE MINKUS, 68, his wife.
ISADORE MINKUS, 25, their son.
FANNIE MINKUS, 18, their daughter.
MONA LEE MINKUS, 3, daughter of Isadore.
FRANK GARRON, 21, nephew of Meyer and a senior at the University of Chicago.
LINA RUBIN, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rubin.
GORMAN RAPAPORT, 18.
All the killed were riding in the sedan.

Ada Weekly News Oklahoma 1939-03-30

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