A traffic accident in Roger Mills County last Wednesday, New Year’s Day, January 1, 1964, claimed the lives of three men, which was the worst accident in the county’s history. The three were business men of Elk City. They were Jerry L. Webb 33; Bobby Dean Garrison, 32 and Eddie Mahl about 30 years of age.
The men were returning from a hunting trip in Nebraska when the accident occurred in mid afternoon.
The car, driven by Webb, a salesman, was traveling south at an apparent high rate of speed, according to Trooper Don Cearlock. The car spun out of control 225 feet, skidding sideways on the shoulder and then knocked down two guard posts before hitting a tree. The men were killed instantly. The accident occurred on US 283 highway just south of the Packsaddle Bridge that crosses the South Canadian River.
Mahl was a general contractor. He was the contractor on the Security State Bank building enlargement now under construction.
Cheyenne Star, January 9, 1964