Berne, IN Two Car Collision Kills Five, Sep 1966
AUTO CRASH KILLS FIVE.
By The Associated Press.
A five-death auto crash south of Fort Wayne Monday night four hours before the Labor Day Holiday ended catapulted Indiana's holiday traffic toll to 17.
Hoosier safety officials had predicted as many as 25 persons would die in the 78-hour weekend.
The head-on collision on Ind. 27 about 2 miles south of Berne killed all occupants of the two cars.
WILLIAM R. DYTMIRE, 40, Rt. 1, Hartford City.
MRS. EVELYN DYTMIRE, 43, William's wife.
JOSEPH SICKAFUS, 23, Rt. 1, Uniondale.
JACOB SCHWARTZ, 23, Rt. 2, Geneva.
JOHNNIE J. LAMBRIGHT, 22, Geneva.
LAMBRIGHT and SCHWARTZ were Amish and were working at the Irene Byron Hospital in Fort Wayne as conscientious objectors in place of service in the armed forces.
Sheriff's deputies said the three young men were in one car with SICKAFUS driving. Northbound on Ind. 27, it struck a bridge railing, crossed the centerline and collided with the southbound car driven by DYTMIRE, officers said.
Rushville Republican Indiana 1966-09-06