Dawsonville, GA Logs Fall Off Truck, Oct 1967

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Dawsonville, Ga. (UPI) -- Four persons died and three were injured when a load of pulpwood timber shifted off an oncoming truck and crashed throgh the windows of their car north of here Sunday.
The State Patrol said the victims were HERBERT J. COOK, 53, his wife, CATHERINE, 40, and MRS. WYNETTE CAGLE MADDOX, 46, all of Atlanta, and BENJAMIN HARRISON PARKS, 78, of Alpharetta.
The COOKS' 16-year-old daughter, KATHY, and THERESA DECKER, 14, of Atlanta were seriously injured. MRS. MATTIE PARKS, 80, of Alpharetta was also injured.
The State Patrol said a second northbound car behind the COOK auto was unable to stop in time to avoid the logs, spewed out over U.S. 19 and wrecked, but no injuries were reported.
Officers reported that the truck driven by BOBBY GENE STOWE, 34, of Dawsonville, was going south when it met the cars and the logs toppled through the windshield and windows of the COOK vehicle.
The three injured persons were being treated at Hall County Hospital in Gainesville for head injuries, fractures, and facial lacerations.

Panama City Herald Florida 1967-10-23