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Source: Tri-County News, Thursday, Aug 16, 1956

A head-on collision of two automobiles resulted in the deaths of 3 young persons and serious injuries to five others, Friday night about 11:30 one-half miles west of Rockville on US 36. Those instantly killed in the crash were Larry WILSON 16 driver of one of the cars; Gary ANGELMEYER 16 a passenger with Wilson and Nancy DAVIS, 14 a passenger in the other car. Wilson and Anglemyer were trapped in their over turned car and burned beyond recognition. Seriously injured were Hans Hensler, 17 and Don McNeil, 20 both in the Wilson car; Sam Burks, 26, driver; his wife, Velma 20 and son Eric, 3. The Burks family lives on Rockville RR 4 and were going home from the drive-in theater. Mrs. Burks' sister, Nancy, had accompanied them. All the boys in the Wilson car were from Rockville. It is reported freely in Rockville that the Wilson car and another vehicle were racing eastward on the highway, the Wilson car being in the westbound traffic lane when it struck the Burks' car. This report has not, however, been confirmed by investigating authorities. There were two witnesses not involved in the accident, William Mash of Greencastle, formerly of Rockville and William Michaels of Rockville RR 3 were driving east of the scene of the accident, coming toward Rockville. They saw the crash in the rear view mirror and stopped and returned to the scene. By the time they reached the wreck the Wilson car was blazing furiously. - typed by kbz
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