New Lebanon, OH Two Car Head On Crash, Oct 1969


Dayton, Ohio (AP) -Seven Indiana people were killed late Friday night in a two-car, head-on crash on rain-slick U.S. 35 at New Lebanon, 10 miles west of here.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department identified the victims as JERRY M. HUNTER, 22, of Elkhart, Ind., his wife PAULINE, 18, daughter, LISA, 2, and son CHAD, 9 months, and WILLIAM H. JEFFREY, 21, Elkhart, his wife DEBORAH, 18, and daughter, PATRICIA, 1 month.
All of the victims were in the car being driven by HUNTER.
Sheriff's deputies said the accident occurred when a station wagon being driven by ELIJAH PUGH, 27, of New Lebanon, crossed left of center and smashed into the eastbound HUNTER car. It was raining at the time, they said.
PUGH and a passenger, RICHARD ARDEN, 28, of Dayton, were injured and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, where they were listed in critical condition.

The News-Messenger Freemont Ohio 1969-11-01