Denver, CO Car Crashes Into Pole 6 Killed, May 1958
6 ADAMS CITY HIGH BOYS DIE AS AUTO HITS POLE.
BODIES JAMMED INTO WRECKAGE, DRIVER UNKNOWN.
Denver (AP) - Six Adams City high school boys were killed Tuesday when a new sedan in which they were riding crashed at high speed into a steel marker pole northwest of Denver.
Five of the boys were dead when officers reached the scene at E. 46th Ave. and the Valley Highway. Four were in the twisted wreckage of the automobile. The other was 75 feet away at the bottom of a grassy embankment.
Sixth Lad Dies In Hospital.
The sixth, NAIRIAS YOUNGER, 18, of Derby, died two hours after the crash at Denver General Hospital.
Detective Sgt. Tom O'Neill of the Denver police accident investigation bureau, and Steve Tucker, assistant medical examiner, identified the others as:
HARRY HAYES, 16;
AL FLEEK, 18;
MARVIN NEWBERRY, 17;
and JAMES ROBERTS, 19, all of Derby;
and URBAN JACQUEZ, 16, of Henderson.
O'Neill estimated the southbound car was traveling at 90 miles an hour when it swerved in the left shoulder on a curve, skidded in the gravel and hit the steel pole.
Engine Hurled 214 Feet.
YOUNGER was thrown to the pavement and another boy over the embankment. The engine was hurled 214 feet from the pole. Fragments of the car were scattered over a wide area at the bottom of the embankment.
The accident was one of the worst in Denver traffic history.
The 1958 model car was a tangled pile of junk.
The bodies were so badly mangled and jammed into the wreckage it was not immediately determined who was the driver.
Greeley Daily Tribune Colorado 1958-05-20