Oakfield, WI Auto And Truck Collision, Aug 1927
ONE MAN KILLED AND SIX HURT WHEN AUTOS MEET AT INTERSECTION.
Fond du Lac, Wis. -- (UP) -- One man was instantly killed and six others injured, two of them seriously, when a touring car and milk truck collided at an intersection near Oakfield.
The dead man is CHARLES J. SCHMIDT, aged 61, of Oakfield.
OTTO J. WICKERT, internal injuries, ribs broken.
EARL KRUEGER, 23, scalp lacerations.
ALBERT COTHEN, concussion of brain.
MILTON GRAVES, 17, bruised.
LESTER WOWELL, aged 14, bruised.
WILBUR WICKERT, bruised.
All the injured were brought to a local hospital where it is said they will recover.
SCHMIDT and all the injured men, except COTHEN, were passengers in the car driven by WICKERT. They were members of a threshing crew and were answering a fire call at the barn of Alfred Cowles near South Byron.
The milk truck, driven by COTHEN, struck the touring car and overturned it into a ditch. The truck catapulted into the air and toppled over backwards.
Oshkosh Daily Northwestern Wisconsin 1927-08-30