Corsicana Daily Sun
Three Texans Die In Mexico Crash LAREDO— (IP)— A private plane .w-rashed about 100 miles south of Yiere in Mexico Tuesday night and killed threa West Texans. They were en route home to Colorado Colorado City from Monterrey when (heir plane cracked up in Mamull- $tue Pass, about 40 miles from Mon- terrey, Killed •were Goodwin Simpson, ?9, owner and pilot; Robert Kir- ichbaum, 34, and his wife, Frances, BO. Mrs. Simpson, wife of the pilot, was taken to University Hospital In Monterrey in critical condition. The couples flew to Monterrey for a weekend visit with two couples couples flying another plane. Both ships left Monterrey shortly shortly after noon Tuesday and ran into into bad weather at the pass. Frank Deregibus, pilot of the second ship, said Simpson apparently tried to turn back and cracked up. Deregibus flew on here without mishap. Others in his party, all from Colorado City, were his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lawlls. Both parties flew similar single- engine planes. "Wo didn't see them again prVibably flew right over them," Deregibus, a Colorado City auto dealer said. "The situation wa« very bad in the pass—extremely low clouds and light rain and drizzle. drizzle. But it looked a little lighter • up ahead, to lead you on, and then ' the weather socked in tight." He added. "I assume Simpson hit a solid 'wall of clouds and started the standard maneuver of making a ISO-degree turn in such circumstances. circumstances. But there wasn't enough room in the pass." Dereglbua said rescuers fount Mrs. Kirschbaum and Mrs. Simp- eon alive, but Mrs. Kirschbaum died several hours later. Bodies of the men also were taken taken to Monterrey.