Mahnomen, MN Killed By Electricity At Crash, Mar 1957


Mahnomen, Minn. (AP) - Two persons were killed today when their car sheared off a power pole and three would-be rescuers were killed by electric shock in an attempt to remove the dead and injured from the wreckage.
Killed when their car went into a ditch and struck the pole were WILLIAM E. SCHULTZ, 28, of Winger, Minn., the driver, and DONNIE HAUGEN, 21, also of Winger, Minn.
Highway patrolmen said SCHULTZ apparently died of injuries suffered in the crash but HAUGEN was killed by electric shock. The younger man cried out, "I'm being shocked," before he died at the scene.
Six other occupants of the car, mostly teen-agers, were injured and are hospitalized at hospitals.
The first car on the scene was driven by MARVIN DUNCAN, JR., 18, of Fosston, Minn. Both he and the passenger, ARIOLA RAIF, 18, of Fosston, Minn., were killed by electric shock when they went to the SCHULTZ car.
The same fate met CLARK HOLDAHL, 21, Winger, who came along in another car and also sought to aid the accident victims.

Journal Gazette Mattoon Illinois 1957-03-21