Yellowstone National Park, WY Auto Accident, Aug 1966


Yellowstone National Park - A McNeese coed working for the summer in Yellowstone National Park was fatally injured in an auto accident in the park early Sunday.
She was THERESA JANE CRAWFORD, 18, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Crawford of 1604 W. Common St.
MISS CRAWFORD and CINDY DOWNING, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Downing of 4310 Oaklawn St., were summer employees at Fishing Bridge Campers Cabin at Yellowstone Lake.
Authorities report that MISS CRAWFORD was injured when a car driver by WILLIAM HOUSER, 19, of Youngstown, Ohio, veered off a road and overturned at 2:30 a.m. Sunday. HOUSER was killed in the mishap.
The park superintendent said the car ran off the main park loop road six miles north of Yellowstone Lake. MISS CRAWFORD died on the way to a hospital.
Two other passengers in the auto were injured. DIANNA WOOD, 19, of Yadkinville, N.C., is reported to be in serious condition. ROBERT E. GILBERT, III, 22, of Greenville, Ga., is reported to be in fair condition.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hammer Funeral Home. Downing left Sunday for Livingston, Mont. by private plane and will return with his daughter and the body of the young victim.
A 1965 graduate of St. Charles Academy, MISS CRAWFORD would have been 19 soon and was to enroll at McNeese as a sophomore. She was an entry in a contest to name Miss Yellowstone Park.
She is survived by, in addition to her parents, four brothers, Peter L., Patrick M., John C. and Joseph P. Crawford; four sisters, Mrs. Phyllis Solari, Mrs. Mary Higdon and Carolyn and Susan Crawford; and her grandmother, Mrs. Henry Romero all of Lake Charles.

Lake Charles American Press 1966-08-08