Sanford, NC Two Car Collision In Fog, Aug 1964


Sanford, N.C. (AP) - Two North Carolina families virtually were wiped out early Saturday when eight persons died in the collision of two cars traveling on fog-shrouded U.S. near Sanford.
The only survivor of the crash was DAVID BONE, 8, of Carrboro, N.C. He was in critical condition in Sanford Hospital with abdomen injuries.
Highway Patrolman J. M. Hardin said the two cars were demolished bit it "didn't look like it would be an eight-fatality accident." He said the rear portions of the cars mostly were undamaged.
The dead members of the BONE family were identified as RICHARD BONE, 47; FLORA BONE, 40; EDDIE BONE, 15; and KENNETH BONE, 10.
The EDSEL M. NEWBERRY family of Rt. 2, Laurinburg, N.C., occupants of the other car, all were killed. They included EDSEL NEWBERRY, 41; ANNIE NEWBERRY, 34; EVELYN NEWBERRY, 14; and KRAMER NEWBERRY, 11.
Hardin said the NEWBERRY car "was traveling left of center" when the two cars collided in the southbound lane of the two-lane highway. The reason the NEWBERRY car was in the other lane was not known.
Residents of the area said a heavy fog enveloped most of the low-lying areas of North Carolina's central sandhills at the time of the pre-dawn accident.
Hospital authorities quoted the BONE boy as saying his family was en route to the beach. They had traveled approximately 40 miles before the accident.

Tallahassee Democrat Florida 1964-08-23