Grand Island, NE Auto And Cattle Truck Crash, Oct 1950


(By the Associated Press)
The death of FRANK WALKER of Beatrice in a Grand Island, Neb., hospital Monday brought Nebraska's week-end highway death toll to 10.
WALKER was the sixth to die as the result of a single accident.
Five died yesterday in a car-truck crash near Grand Island.
Dead were:
MR. and MRS. FRANK L. WALKER, of Beatrice;
MR. and MRS. ERNEST NYDEGGER, of Beatrice;
MR. and MRS. WILLIAM JAEGER, of Beatrice.

The Beatrice residents were killed when the car in which they were riding collided with a truck seven miles south of Grand Island.
Injured in the crash were WILLIAM M. ROCHFORD, of Kearney, Neb., driver of the truck, and his wife, a passenger in the truck.

Officers said the car, left Highway 34 about one half mile north of the Hall-Hamilton County bridge, traveled about 200 feet off the road and swung back onto the highway into the path of the truck.
Officers did not learn immediately who was driving the car, but said the three women were riding in the front seat. The car was registered to Nydegger.
The car, hit broadside by the truck, was demolished. Two of the men were pinned in the wreckage, and two of the women were thrown from the vehicle by the impact.

When the group left Beatrice, MRS. NYDEGGER, 48, was driving, it was reported. WALKER was going to Grand Island to meet with officers of the Eagles. He is a trustee of the Beatrice Eagles.
The Nydegger's have relatives in Grand Island they planned to visit. His sister, Mrs. Ida England, and Mrs. Nydegger's brother, Ira Shottenkirk, reside in Grand Island. The Jaegers accompanied the party to Grand Island for the day.
Nydegger, 53, had resided in Beatrice for 40 years. He was a carpenter. Walker was a truck driver for a beer distributor. Jaeger held a position as crew foreman for Consumers Public Power district.

The Lincoln Star Nebraska 1950-10-16