Kohler, MO Two Car Crash Kills Eight, Jul 1959

8 DIE IN CRASH ON MISSOURI ROAD.

Kohler, Mo. (UPI) - A mother and her son were hospitalized today, the only survivors of a two-car crash that killed eight other persons.
Authorities said MRS. BARBARA BILLIPS, 26, Rockford, Ill., was in critical condition with head injuries. Her son, THOMAS, JR., 6, sustained serious head injuries. Both were at St. Louis City Hospital.
MRS. BILLIPS' husband, THOMAS, 27; their daughter, DEBRA, 5 months, and a son, MIKE, 3, all were killed in the accident Saturday night.
The five members of a family in the second car were killed.
They were:
WILLIAM E. ARNOLD, 67;
and his wife, BESSIE, about 66;
MRS. VELMA WEBSTER, 37, daughter of Mrs. Arnold by a previous marriage;
her husband, WAYNE R. WEBSTER, 46;
and ROGER HAUS, 3, son of Mrs. Webster by a former marriage. All were from St. Louis.

Shamokin News-Dispatch Pennsylvania 1959-07-20