"Crash of the sedan show above and the dump truck below near Bandera
Pass Monday fatally injured Mrs. Myrtle Stevens and seriously injured her
daughter, Mrs. Evelina Garrett, both of Bandera, and Mrs. Kate Schultz,
Boerne. Mrs. Stevens died at Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital at 4:25 pm
Monday. Mrs. Schultz and Mrs. Garrett were reported resting well at noon
(Polaroid Photo by L. H. Purvis)"
Careening crazily toward Bandera
down the south slope of Bancera Pass, a gravel-filled dump
truck near noon Monday crashed head
on into a Chevrolet sedan injuring three women, one
fatally, two seriously.
Admitted to emergency at Sid Peterson
Memorial Hospital were Mrs. Myrtle Stevens, 74 where
she died at 4:25 p. m., from a fractured
skull, her daughter,Mrs. Evelina Garrett, driver of
the car, both of Bandera, and Mrs.
Kate Schultz, Boerne. Mrs. Garrett, mother of Stevens Forrest,
chief radio operator for the Texas
State Department of Public Safety, Boerne, and Mrs. Schultz were
both seriously,but not critically injured.
Held under arrest in Bandera pending
charges, is Adan Del Bosque, 17, Latin-American driver of the truck,
who gave his address as 124 Gurero
street, San Antonio. Tire marks on the highway plainly showed Del Bosque
was traveling the left side of the
road when the crash occurred.
The tremendous force of the impact
completely dislodged the gravel-filled bed of the truckfrom the body. Front
ends of both cars were demolished.
The dump truck was hauling gravel from
a pit in Kerr County to an air strip being constructed for the Continental
Oil Co. on the Purple Sage ranch near Bandera. The three women were enroute
The accident happened about a quarter-mile
toward Bandera from the Kerr-Bandera county line.
Texas Ranger L. H. Purvis,Bandera County
Sheriff Johnnie Ferris and a State Highway patrolman investigated Del Bosque.
*Myrtle Newman Stevens born June 29,
1878, died February 16, 1953 and is buried in the Bandera Cemetery.