Belleville, IL Air Force Men Killed In Auto Crash, May 1959

6 AIR FORCE MEN DIE IN CAR CRASH.

Belleville, Ill. (AP) - Six Air Force men were killed early Sunday when their car missed a detour, slammed through two highway barricades and rammed a crane near here. A seventh was injured critically.
The barricades had been erected to permit reconstruction of a washed out bridge.
All were stationed at Scott Air Force Base.
The dead:
S. Sgt. BILLY SMITH, 27, 209 Ray St., Shelbyville, Tenn.;
S. Sgt. VIRLYE STEELE, 26, Elnora, Ind.;
Airman 1.C. PAUL MONTE, 22, 807 S. 28th, Milwaukee, the driver;
Airman 2.C. GERALD NETHERLAIN, 20, 117 North Thomas St., Shelburn, Ind.;
Airman 2.C. EDWARD KANGAS, 20, 308 Quincy St., Hancock, Mich.;
Airman 3.C. MICHAEL STANCIA, 19, 811 Jennings St., Salem, Ohio.
Seriously injured was Airman 3.C. DENNIS G. E. BURKE, 21, Johnson Creek, Wis.

The Montana Standard Butte 1959-05-04