Ramer, AL Private Plane Crash, Jan 1955

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AIR CRASH KILLS MONTGOMERY BASEBALL HEAD.

Ramer, Ala. (AP) -- Four persons died in the crash of a private plane while returning from the Gator Bowl football game in Jacksonville, Fla., last night, including HOKE L. VANDIGRIFF, wealthy Montgomery contractor and sportsman.
The plane was owned by VANDIGRIFF, who was president of the construction company which bears his name as well as president of the Montgomery Rebels in the South Atlantic League.
The state patrol tentatively identified the other victims as:
CHARLES WOMACK, Montgomery, VANDIGRIFF'S pilot.
DOROTHY SCOTT, an employee of VANDIGRIFF.
MRS. W. M. HURST, wife of a Montgomery Fire Department captain.
Highway Patrolman BENNIE HIGGINS said the four place craft fell in a field during a heavy rain.
VANDIGRIFF, about 60, was prominent in civic clubs, and was known for heavy contributions to charities.

Lake Charles American Press Louisiana 1955-01-01