Ladysmith, WI Head On Collision, Nov 1955

FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN CRASH AT LADYSMITH.

THREE IN ONE FAMILY VICTIMS.

By The Associated Press.
An auto crash that killed four persons, including three members of one family, tops the list of violent accidents that killed at least 13 persons in Wisconsin during the weekend.
A fire and other auto smash-ups contributed to the total, which does not include deer hunting fatalities.
The four persons were killed in a head-on crash on Highway 27, five miles south of Ladysmith Saturday night. Three others were injured.
The dead were:
THOMAS KASPER, 32, of South Milwaukee;
his daughter, SHARON, 9;
his father-in-law, MARTIN GOURDOUX, 58, of Holcombe;
and KENNETH ANDERSON, 21, of Ladysmith.
Injured were MRS. KASPER, 34; her mother, MRS. MARTIN GOURDOUX, 54, and LEONARD KROENING, 21, of Ladysmith.
Rusk County Sheriff Peter Sybers said the crash occurred when the car driven by KROENING - in which ANDERSON was a passenger - attempted to pass another vehicle going in the same direction and collided with the auto driven by KASPER containing his family and his wife's parents.

The Daily Telegram Eau Claire Wisconsin 1955-11-28