Congerville, CA Motor Home Crash, Jun 1978
ACCIDENT KILLS SEVEN IN FAMILY.
Congerville - Seven members of a Congerville man's family were killed in a fiery crash of their motor home in California Wednesday.
Killed were relatives of Russell Egolf.
They included his father and mother, GLEN EGOLF, 55, and MARY EGOLF, 52, of Claytonville; a brother, RYAN EGOLF, 19; a brother-in-law and sister, AARON BAUER, 33, and CAROL MAE BAUER, 31; and their two children, ERIC JON, 5; and JANICE MARIE, 3, all of Littleton, Colo.
Mrs. David Wagner of El Paso is Mrs. Egolf's sister.
Another brother and three other sisters survive, all of the Claytonville and Cissna Park area.
Police said the accident occurred about 11:50 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 8 about 50 miles east of San Diego. The motor home was west bound on the interstate when it hit the railing of a bridge, slid along the railing and burst into flames before rolling down an 18-foot embankment. The seven occupants were trapped inside the vehicle. The blaze also started a brush fire, police said.
Friends of the family said the group was en route to San Diego to visit friends before attending a wedding at Yorba Linda.
All of the victims will be brought to the Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park, for funeral and burial.
The Pantagraph Bloomington Illinois 1978-06-30