Palm Springs, CA Two Car Collision, Oct 1959


Palm Springs, Calif., Oct. 19 - (AP) - Five members of one family were killed Sunday in a flaming crash on U.S. Highway 99, 10 miles north of Palm Springs.
A young man, his sister and two of her children were flung from their auto as it careened over a highway divider after blowing a tire. The woman's month-old son burned to death when the car smashed head-on into another and burst into flames.
Killed were:
JOHN CLIFFORD BEALL, 20, of El Monte, Calif.;
his sister, MRS. ETHEL MAY JOHN, 33, of Brawley, Calif.;
and her children, KAREN ANN, 8, BARBARA LYNN, 3, and JAMES, the infant.
Riverside County Deputy Coroner Robert Drake said BEALL was apparently driving.
Critically injured when BEALL'S car collided with his was EUGENE JENNINGS, 46, a produce dealer whose address was given only as Dade County, Fla. He is at Palm Springs Desert Hospital.

The Bridgeport Post Connecticut 1959-10-19