Three young people were killed in this car accident. Betty, age 15, a 23 year old named Clarence Greeawalt and Howard Foster, age 21.
Here is the news article about the accident
|Pittsburgh Post Gazette - 22 Jun 1934, page 17|
Here is my transcription of the article
Front page, Section 2, column 5
GIRL, TWO YOUTHS KILLED IN CRASH
Titusville Party Wiped Out on Speed Ride
Special to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
OIL CITY, Pa - June 21 - Warning against excessive speed on Venango county highways came from Coroner J. Irwin Zerbe and state police today, following fatal injury to three Titusville young people early today on Titusville-Oil City road, near McKinney Memorial spring.
The dead are Clarence Greenawalt, 23, near Titusville, who died before reaching Oil City Hospital; Betty Bright, 15, Titusville sophomore, and Howard Foster, 21, who died seven hours after the accident happened of a fractured skull. Greenawalt's neck was broken.
The automobile driven by George W. Hinske of Oil City, en route toward Oil City, had almost come to a stop when the Titusville car, traveling 60 miles an hour or faster, bore down upon him and his wife. He pulled partly off the highway.
The Foster car hit it a terrific side blow, pushing the radiator against the engine. Mr. and Mrs. Hinske escaped with bruises.
How sad for the families of these three young people.
Betty was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery. You may visit her memorial here #25967355.
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