|Flattened Auto In Which Six Persons Were Killed Sunday.|
Father of two King boys found crushed car in dry creek bed.
Monday, August 18, 1958
Crash Kills Six
Four high school students, a teacher and another youth were killed Sunday when their auto hurtled through a guard-rail at a bridge 12 miles southwest of San Antonio on the Palo Alto rd.
They were coming to San Antonio after attending a record hop at Poteet High school.
Miss Faydell Harr, 23, a teacher at Pearsall.
Miss Teresa Harr, 15, and Dixie Harr, 14, students at Poteet.
Raymond Lee King, 16, and James King, 13, students at Millett.
Dwight Coffee, 20, an electrician, of 403 Berlin.
The Herrs, Kings and Coffees were cousins. An aunt of Raymond and James, Mrs. Ben Sowell said they were bringing Coffee to his home in San Antonio after the record hop.
FOUND BY FATHER
Sheriff's deputies said the King boys' father reached the crash scene about 4 a.m. Sunday after he became worried at their failure to return and set out searching.
He found the crushed car in the dry bed of Elm creek. Deputies said the auto plunged more than 100 feet and landed on its top, crushing all six.
They died of skull fractures.
Rescuers used metal-cutting torches to remove the bodies.
NONE LIVED LONG
Bodies of the Harr girls were taken to the Hearne Funeral home in Cotulla. Bodies of the King brothers were taken to Harley Funeral home at Pleasanton.
Coffee's body was taken to Southside Funeral home.
Dr. Robert Hausman, county medical examiner, said none of the victims could have lived more than 10 mintues after the crash."