Lisbon, OH Two Car Collision, Aug 1972


Lisbon, Ohio (UPI) - Seven persons were killed in a two-car collision west of here Sunday - two days after six members of a Kentucky family were burned to death in another Ohio crash.
The two multiple-death accidents capped a bloody week on Ohio highways in which at least 26 persons died.
The seven-fatality accident occurred about 2:30 p.m. Names of the victims were not immediately determined by the Ohio Highway Patrol.
Highway Patrolmen identified the six victims of a fiery two-car crash late Friday night as RAYMOND HARRIS, 51; his wife, MARY ALICE, 29, and their four children, ORAL, 14; DARYL, 11; MARY, 9; and JOE, 3, all of Ludlow, Ky.
The collision turned the HARRIS auto into an inferno that burned so intensely "there was nothing that resembled a human being" by the time rescuers arrived at the scene, the Patrol said.
The Patrol said the HARRIS auto was struck from behind on U.S. 127 about six miles south of this western Ohio community by a car driven by RICHARD GODOWN, 20, of Greenville. GODOWN and a passenger in his auto, PATRICIA FOURMAN, 17, were hospitalized with multiple injuries.
The Patrol said the force of the crash apparently ruptured the gasoline tank of the HARRIS auto.

Times Recorder Zanesville Ohio 1972-08-14