Windom, MN Bus And Snow Plow Crash, Mar 1944


Windom, Minn. (UP) - Six persons were killed and 11 injured in a blinding snowstorm Monday when a Greyhound passenger bus crashed into the rear of a highway snowplow, shearing off the front right half of the bus to the third passenger seat.
The accident occurred shortly before noon about 200 yards beyond a blind corner, about one mile south of here, when the driver of the bus, ART KLEVE, Mankato, attempted to avoid hitting the stalled plow and an oncoming passenger car.
FRED LANGLAND, Wilder, one of the highway repair crew, was working under the stalled plow and was killed instantly. His companion, GEORGE NELSON, Windom, was critically injured.
The other five dead were taken to the mortuary where immediate identification was impossible because of the condition of their bodies. It was determined by the coroner that among them were one man and two women. Two of the injured had not regained consciousness at the Windom hospital, and remained unidentified.

The Nebraska State Journal Lincoln 1944-03-07