Johnsburg, IL Auto Crashes Into Tree, Oct 1957
FIVE CHICAGOANS KILLED IN CRASH.
Johnsburg, Ill. (AP) - Five Chicago teenagers were killed and another youth was critically injured when their car missed a curve and smashed into a tree Sunday just south of this northern Illinois town.
State police estimated the speed of the southbound car at 100 m.p.h. when it left the Johnsburg blacktop just south of Route 134.
JAMES E. KELLY, 17, driver of the car;
KENNETH CURYLO, 16;
ALLEN JACOBSON, 17;
DAVID J. OTTLINGER, 17;
and HARRY R. BROWN, 18.
A sixth passenger, WILLIAM HACK, also of Chicago, was reported in critical condition at nearby McHenry Hospital.
Police said the auto was demolished and a souped up engine with a four barreled carburetor hurled 100 feet from the wreckage.
The mother of one of the victims, Mrs. Grace V. Kelley, said she understood the group planned to go camping along the Fox River, however, parents of two of the other victims said their sons told them they planned to go bowling.
Rhinelander Daily News Wisconsin 1957-10-14