Frisco woman killed in a car wreck Friday


            A two-car wreck at 5:15 p.m. Friday claimed the life of Mrs. Sylvia Calloway, a 72 year-old resident of Frisco.

            The fatal accident occurred on Highway 24, 3.9 miles west of McKinney and involved a 1953 Chevrolet sedan, driven by Thomas Riley Calloway, 1505 Howell Street, McKinney, son of Mrs. Calloway and a 1955 Ford pickup, driven by David Chapman, San Diego, Calif.          

Rams Chevrolet

Both vehicles were traveling east when Chapman’s car collided with the rear of the Calloway vehicle.  Calloway lost control of his Chevrolet, caromed off the road on the right, tried to pull the car back, but veered off the end of  a bridge flipping into a creek.

            Mrs. Calloway and Thomas, her son were taken to Collin Memorial Hospital via ambulance and she died at 8:30 p.m.


            Chapman, a Seebee enroute to a base assignment, apparently dozed at the wheel of his automobile before ramming the Chevrolet according to investigating officers.  He was uninjured.

            The Calloway vehicle was a total loss, while the Ford pickup received an estimated damage of $175 according to Highway Patrolmen Jess Reed and Marvin Dobecka who investigated the accident.


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FRISCO resident, Mrs. Sylvia Calloway, died as a result of injuries received in a two-car  accident Friday afternoon on Highway 24, 3.9 miles west of McKinney.  She was a passenger in his 1963 Chevrolet sedan, driven by her son, Thomas Riley Calloway of McKinney.  The vehicle caromed into a ditch after being hit from behind by another car driven by David Chapman a Seebee from San Diego, Calif.  Mrs. Calloway expired at 8:30 p.m. in Collin Memorial Hospital approximately three hours after the accident.  (Photo by Cal Baker)


McKinney Courier-Gazette 30 June 1968  front page