Rock Springs, WY Auto, Truck And Bus Collision, Feb 1961
AUTO-TRUCK-BUS CRASH KILLS 4 AND INJURES 32.
Rock Springs, Wyo. (AP) - Four persons were killed and 32 injured late yesterday when an auto, a crowded bus and a truck collided on an icy highway west of this southwest Wyoming city.
The victims were the driver of the car, the bus driver and two women passengers seated directly behind him.
The injured were treated at a hospital here, and 11 later were released. Of the 21 who remained, two were in critical condition.
The State Patrol said the accident occurred when a car driven by JOE WIEMER, 60, attempted to pass two buses heading here with workers employed at a chemical plant near Green River, Wyo.
WIEMER'S car skidded on the icy highway and was struck by an oncoming truck driven by BILL HURD. The car was hurled off the road by the impact.
The truck then careened into the second of the two buses, crushing the left front area and killing the driver, JOHN BUCHO, 43, and the two passengers, MRS. RALPH GILPIN, 44, and MRS. ANDY LAGERSKI, 30.
All the dead were Rock Springs residents.
The Miami News Florida 1961-02-04
There were six total fatalities. They were:
JOSEPHINE GILPIN. (Mrs. Ralph Gilpin)
LOLA LAGERSKI. (Mrs. Andy Lagerski)