Camden, MI Two Car Collision, Jul 1969



Camden (AP) - Seven persons were killed when two cars collided at an intersection near Camden, Mich., within a half-mile of the borders of Indiana and Ohio, police said.
State Police said one vehicle hit the other broadside about 11 p.m. Friday.
Five of the victims were from Ohio, and the other two from Michigan. One person was injured.
The victims in one car were identified by State Police as MRS. MARY ANN STEVENS, 27, of Lyons, Ohio; a child about four, and LAURA STAMBAUGH, 18, of Fayette, Ohio.
Authorities identified the victims in the other car as DENNIS WOOD, 18, and his 18-year-old wife, PATRICIA, of Reading, Mich., and BILLIE JOE CONLEY and his wife LORNA, of Edon, Ohio.
MRS. STEVENS' 38-year-old husband, DALE, was injured and placed in a hospital in Angola, Ind.
Five persons died in the wreck and another was dead on arrival at a hospital. The seventh person died four hours later.
They were among ten persons who died in the early part of the weekend.
Other victims:
LARRY J. DECKER, 22, of Croswell, whose car struck a tree on U.S. 25 in Gratiot Township in St. Clair County, today.
WALKER WILLIAMSON, 26, of Allen Park, who was involved in a three-vehicle accident in Taylor today.
GLENDA BERG, 37, of Bay City who was thrown from the back of a pickup truck that was hit by another vehicle on U.S. 23 in Livingston County's Heartland Township.

Lansing State Journal Michigan 1969-07-19