Chicago, IL Single Car Crash, Feb 1956


Chicago (UP) -- Two teenage boys and a girl died in the crash of their automobile early today after it left the highway at a speed police estimated at 100 miles per hour and catapulted 300 feet.
The automobile went out of control near O'Hare International Airport on the western outskirts of Chicago, knocked down two telephone poles, ripped out 14 fence posts and shot 300 feet. It rolled to a stop in flames.
The dead were RICHARD EGGLESTON, 19, JOAN WEHMAN, 18, and KENNETH J. URBAN, 17, all of suburban Bensenville.
MRS. MARGERY HARTUNG, en route home to Des Plaines, witnessed the accident.
"That car took off like a jet," she said.

Syracuse Herald Journal New York 1956-02-11