Cadott, WI Automobile Collision Kills Seven, June 1962


Chippewa County, Wis. -- (AP) -- A two-car collision on a hill in Chippewa County has taken the lives of seven persons, including six young people riding in one of the vehicles.
The dead included the driver of one of the cars, who was alone, and all six persons in the second car. The crash occurred Sunday night.
Eleven other persons lost their lives over the weekend, sending the 1962 Wisconsin traffic toll to 335, only eight below the figure on this date last year.
Chippewa County Patrolman James Revier identified the dead as OTTO IVERSON of Bruce, 51, who was alone, and KNUTE NELSON, 23, Cornell, and JAMES RICHARDS, 17, LINDA AMERSON, 17, VALENTINE RUBENZER, 16, JUNIATA ANKEY, 16, and JACK ROBERTS, 16, all of Cadott.
All but ROBERTS, the driver of the second car, died in the crash or before reaching hospitals. ROBERTS died about 2:40 a.m. today in St. Joseph's Hospital at Chippewa Falls.
The accident scene is on a straight stretch of road leading up a hill about five miles north of Cadott. The crash took place about 100 yards short of the summit of the road.
Chippewa County authorities said a yellow no-passing line regulated traffic in the lane in which the ROBERTS' auto had been traveling. The car came to a stop in the left-hand ditch, on the opposite side of the road.

Winona Daily News Minnesota 1962-06-11