Pueblo, CO (near) Single Car Wreck, Jun 1948


Pueblo, Colo., June 17. (AP) - Five persons were fatally injured late Wednesday night about 30 miles south of Pueblo when the car in which they were riding smashed into a bridge railing and was demolished.
Dead were:
MR. and MRS. LEO C. DePEAL, of Los Alamos, N.M.
MRS. JAMES DEMORET, 23, of Trinidad, Colo.
DONALD DEMORET, 2 1/2 years old.
SHARRON LYNN DEMORET, 11 months, her two children.
Highway Patrolman Donald Allison and Sgt. O. B. Shea of the state patrol said MR. and MRS,. DePEAL apparently died instantly. MRS. DEMORET was taken to Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, and the children to Walsenburg Hospital. The patrolmen said the car traveling south, apparently veered to the left of the highway and smashed head-on into the bridge.
They said is appeared that MRS. DePEAL was driving. Her body was found crushed behind the wheel. The patrolmen said they believe the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.
MRS. DePEAL, 43, was the mother of MRS. DEMORET and was recently married to DePEAL, who was 25.

Tucson Daily Citizen Arizona 1948-06-17