Disaster Clipping from Oxnard Press Courier, Sat, Jul 27, 1940.

Clipped from US, California, Oxnard, Oxnard Press Courier, July 27, 1940

!Second AutoVictim AlsoVibIIliaLocal PersonITctih11Hospital Has Hope 11For Recovery Of I*Third Passenger1!'Pile identity of the woman ^killed in the tragic auto crash I'south of Santa Barbara vester-%dav that also took the life of t7 Edwin Cecil Nicholas. 21. of »Oxnard, todav w as determined ! has Mrs. Rode Murietta. 22, also tl of Oxnard slt;This was the report from the * California Highway Patrol of- ’sfiee in Santa llarbara, as physicians sought desperately to save jethe lift1 of the third occupant ofthe car. Fid ward Karthman, 23, , of Ventura.cNicholas and Mrs. Murietta ^ were fatally injured when the | car owned by Miss Lucy Hicks (. | of Oxnard crashed through the j, , guard rail on Ortega Hill jusj , t 1 north*of Sifmmerland earlv ves-vterday morning.coAlthough it was not determ-i ined definitely, officers l)elieved that Nicholas was driving, as lie had hot rou t'd the auto fromn1Mi ss Hicks in Oxnard tin* (‘veiling iK'fore.. h He then picked up Karthman uand Mrs. Murietta. and the trio:a drove to Santa Barbara. 111MISSKI) (TRVKEn route' home earlv yester-W t/day. the driver of the auto fallenP 1 ’ Itto negotiate a sharp curve on Ortega Hill, crashed through theguard rail and plunged forward75 feet into atlatiA a 30-foot gully. Mrs. j *.Murietta died en route to St. (, Francis hospital. Nicholas war *-.............. Skilled instantly.tHospital attaches held hope today for Earthman’s recovery.although his injuries were dt dared to he ci it ical.Mrs. Murietta is survived hvIher husband. Laurence Murietta: her mother, Mrs. Annie Gonzales: two sisters, Nellie Munoz and Pauline Estrella, and a brother, Ernest Montoyo, all of Oxnard.(Funeral services for Mrs. Murietta, will he held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Santa Clara CatholicI Church, with burial following in Santa Clara Cemetery at El Rio.FfRosary will be recited at 8 p.m. in the chapel of Oliver L. Reardon Sons’ mortuary, directors for the funeral.