Grayslake, IL Two Auto Collision Kills Six, Sep 1958


Grayslake, Ill. (AP) - Two autos slammed together head-on at the top of a knoll near Grayslake Monday night, hurling both vehicles upside down into a ditch.
All six persons in the two cars were killed.
The accident, described by police as one of the worst ever reported in the area, occurred on Route 83 about three miles southwest of here.
Killed were:
JOHN R. PLUNKETT, 30, Trevor, Wis., driver of one car;
his four passengers, FRANK MALVA, 48, Antioch; MRS. ALBERTA MISSAK, 48, Lake Villa; JOHN C. SKRINKUS, 46, Round Lake Beach; and DAVID STRATTAN, 51, Antioch;
and the driver of the second car, LEROY DAHL, 34, of Round Lake Beach.
A witness to the crash, Norman Burnett, who lives near the highway, said there were no signs of life when he approached the wreckage.
Burnett said PLUNKETT'S car was northbound and traveling about 65 miles an hour. He said it was trying to pass another car just before it collided with DAHL'S southbound vehicle.
The five victims in the northbound auto were members of a car pool, by which they commuted to their jobs in Chicago.

Mt. Vernon Register-News Illinois 1958-09-30