Gillette, WY Head On Collision Kills Five, Jul 1959
FIVE KILLED IN WYOMING HEAD-ON CRASH.
Gillette, Wyo. (UPI) - A station wagon carrying a Wisconsin man and his wife and five children collided head-on with a convertible near this northeastern Wyoming town Tuesday night, killing all five occupants of the convertible.
The dead were identified as:
RICHARD KAUFFMAN, about 20, of Dix, Neb.;
BILL KIZZAIR, about 20, of Kimball, Neb.;
DAVID DEAN ROHRER, 21, of Dayton, Ohio;
PAT CHEW, 78;
and WILMA STRONG, 16, both of Upton, Wyo.
The injured from the station wagon were:
CHARLES ULRICH, JR., 31;
and his wife, JANE, 31;
and their five children - CHARLES III, 8; DOROTHY, 5; NANCY, 4; MARK, 3; and BETSY, 18 months. Their address was given as 1615 79th St., Kenosha, Wis.
They are hospitalized in Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette.
Doctors at the hospital said early this morning that MRS. ULRICH, was the only member of the family critically injured and that she was in
"extremely serious condition."
Witnesses at the scene said the 1957 Ford convertible was so badly smashed it was impossible at first to identify its make.
Two occupants of the Nebraska car were thrown into the ditch beside the road and were dead when officers arrived.
Three others, trapped in the back seat and crushed, died shortly thereafter.
The accident occurred about 100 yards east of the Gillette city limits on U.S. Highway 14-16.
Daily Herald Provo Utah 1959-07-08