The Salida Daily Mail, June 13, 1944:
Three Pueblo people had a narrow escape at 1 o’clock Monday afternoon when the auto in which they were riding left the road, jumped twenty feet, ran along a bank for forty feet, turned over several times and landed right side up.
The accident occurred at the Buena Vista Junction.
Mrs. Mary Novak, wife of John Novak, Jr., of Pueblo was at the wheel. John Novak, Sr., and John Novak, Jr., were the passengers. The auto made the curve on the overpass leading to the South Park but struck a road fence and plunged.
The car was not badly damaged. The occupants were only slightly hurt. Mr. Novak, Sr., complained of a sprained leg, Mr. Novak, Jr., had bitten his tongue, and Mrs. Novak complained of a sore back.