Note: I feel like this couple probably had some friends in Caddo.
The Caddo Herald
January 8, 1926
Young Couple Killed When
After lying practically all night pinned under an automobile, which plunged off a high embankment near the Red River Bridge Sunday night, the bodies of Elmer Schults, aged about 20, and Miss Ethel Snow, aged about 17, were found early Monday morning by a small boy who was on his way to school.
Both had been dead many hours when found, as indicated by their bodies, which were cold and stiff. A coroner’s jury, which met early Monday to investigate the accident, concluded that the young people met their death by strangulation when the automobile overturned down the embankment and pinned them underneath.
Scores of motorists passed within a few feet of the victims throughout the night, but they were not seen until Monday morning. A physician who visited the scene was of the opinion that they did not die instantly, and that if they had been found immediately after the accident they might have been saved.
The accident is believed to have occurred about 10:30 Sunday night, as the keeper at the toll bridge said that very few cars passed after that time. The young people were returning form Denison, according to Mr. Schults’ parents, to where they had taken Mr. Schults’ brother. All had been to church near Colbert earlier in the evening and Mr. Schults and Miss Snow then took the brother to Denison.
The car toppled on the highway at the high embankment about 300 years north of the bridge. The track of the Ford roadster, which had not been obliterated this morning, showed that the driver drove too close to the edge of the road, probably being unable to see it, and the car toppled over and tumbled down the ten-foot embankment. When found, it was upside down, with the two victims underneath, only their feet showing.
The boy, Marvin Beath, when he discovered the victims, ran to this home and told his parents, who notified the officers.
Elmer Schults was a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Schults, who lives near Colbert and was a prominent farmer of that community. Miss Snow’s parents also live near Colbert and are of the community’s best citizens. The young people had many friends, warm friends, who join with the bereaved parents in mourning their loss.
The bodies were rushed to the Holmes Bros. Funeral Home in Durant where they were prepared for burial.