Meigs, GA Two Car Collision, Jun 1967


Meigs, Ga. (AP) - Seven persons were killed Sunday as a station wagon and a family car crashed head-on about a mile north of Meigs on U.S. 19, the Georgia State Patrol said.
A brother and sister, orphaned in the grinding smash, were the only survivors of the two vehicles. Both were seriously hurt.
State Trooper B. F. Payne said all four persons in the station wagon apparently were killed instantly, along with a father and son who were passengers in the car. The mother, who was listed as the driver of the car, died later in a Thomasville hospital.
Killed in the station wagon, Payne said, were E. W. WILLIAMS, 55, of College Park; his wife, MRS. THELMA WILLIAMS; MRS. DAISY W. JACKSON, 64, of Newman; and MRS. LOUISE WEBB MURPHY, 55, of Moreland.
The other victims, Payne said, included W. A. BARNES of Thomasville; his wife, MRS. HAZEL JANETTE BARNES, 35, and a son, LEON BARNES, 12.
Two other children, WENDELL BARNES, 16, and SUZETTE BARNES, 10, were listed in serious condition at a Thomasville hospital.

Beckley Post-Herald West Virginia 1967-06-19