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1957 Accident victims
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Never Ending Story
Description: Cited at the time as the "worst highway accident in North Carolina history", it occurred at about 7 a.m. on 06 June 1957 in Cumberland County, North Carolina - at the intersection of U.S. 301 and then N.C. 102. The crash involved a tractor-trailer truck loaded with potatoes and a 1 ton stake truck loaded with migrant workers, in route to pick beans. Fourteen people were pronounced dead at the scene and thirteen days later the fatalities tally reached twenty-one; including that of an 18-month old boy. Non-fatal injuries from this accident were twenty-three. After reading all the newspaper reports, I was only able to come up 15 names not the 21 they reported.
Records 1 to 15 (of 15 total matches)
Name Cemetery
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Abrum, Lee 28318636
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Brown, Lee 28251384
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Core, James Cleotis 57610905
b. Mar. 11, 1935 d. Jun. 6, 1957
Merion Memorial Park
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Freeman, Charles L 28251555
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Freeman, Daisy Mae 28251621
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Freeman, Lucille 28251587
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Freeman, Retha 28251529
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Gary, Willie 28251317
b. unknown d. Jun. 7, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Grant, John 28251257
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Mackey, Thomas James 28251356
b. Mar. 2, 1938 d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Male, Unidentified #1 28274494
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Male, Unidentified #2 28274564
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Porter, Joe 28251179
b. unknown d. Jun. 19, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Stevens, Richard 28251500
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Wesley, Lewis 28251471
b. unknown d. Jun. 6, 1957
Northside Cemetery
Fayetteville
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
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