Various Locations, OK Automobile Accidents, Oct 1955
ROAD DEATHS CLAIMS EIGHT.
THREE KILLED WHEN CAR SAILS OFF TURNPIKE.
By The Associated Press.
A 15-year-old Nowata girl was fatally injured today when struck by a car which had been involved in a two-car crash. The death boosted to eight the number of Oklahoma highway fatalities in two days.
It brought the year's death toll to 418, six more than at this time last year.
JOYCE ELAINE WALLACE was the latest fatality. She and a 15-year-old companion, PATRICIA SNEDDEN, also of Nowata, were walking on a sidewalk when the car, out of control, hit them. The SNEDDEN girl received minor injuries.
Seven persons died yesterday on state highways. Three were killed in a Turner Turnpike accident, two in a car-truck crash near Sand Springs and two others in separate accidents.
The turnpike deaths raise the number since the toll road opened to 20 and make six fatalities on the Tulsa-Oklahoma City stretch in eight days.
EVELYN LINDSEY, about 19, Chickasha.
SIGMUND HENRY HAKULSKI, 33, Tulsa.
MRS. FRANCES DARLENE BLACK, 26, Tulsa.
RICHARD ELMER COLBERT, 33, Oklahoma City.
WALTER BENTON CAMPBELL, 39, Oklahoma City.
LUCILLE CAMPBELL, 35, his wife.
LOGAN EARLOUN HALL, 53, Rt. 3, Waurika.
The LINDSEY girl was injured fatally in a two-car collision on U.S. Highway 81 two miles north of Marlow in Grady County. Six other persons, including a 14-month-old child who was hurled 100 feet into a wheat field, were injured in the mishap.
HAKULSKI and MRS. BLACK were killed when their car struck the trailer of gasoline transport two miles west of Sand Springs on U.S. 64 yesterday morning.
The CAMPBELL couple, and COLBERT were injured fatally in a one-car accident on the Turner Turnpike a mile north of Depew.
The Highway Patrol said their car crashed through a fence and sailed 70 feet through the air before hitting an embankment. The driver apparently went to sleep at the wheel, troopers said.
HALL was killed and four other persons injured in a 2-car smash-up five miles south of Waurika at the intersection of two Jefferson County roads.
Ada Evening News Oklahoma 1955-10-03