Buckley, IL Two Car Crash Kills Four, Mar 1956
ACCIDENT NEAR BUCKLEY KILLS FOUR PERSONS, INJURES SIX.
BUCKLEY WOMAN AMONG THOSE HURT IN CRASH.
Buckley - Four Milwaukee, Wis., residents were killed and six others, including a Buckley woman, were injured in a two-car crash on Route 45 a mile south of Buckley at 4 p.m. Friday.
HERBERT ASKEW, 29, driver of one of the cars;
MRS. SAMMIE TRIPP, 38;
SAM McDONALD, 45;
and a month old child.
Injured and in critical condition in the Paxton Hospital are STEVEN TRIPP, 39, and MARIE ASKEW; FRED DOUGLAS BECHAM; also in the Paxton Hospital, was less seriously hurt.
In Gibson Community Hospital were their conditions were not reported Friday night are LINDA FAY LEE, 13 months; MRS. MARGARET LEE, 28; and MRS. THELMA SHEEHAN.
MRS. SHEEHAN, driver of the other car, is from Buckley. The other dead and injured were passengers in the ASKEW auto. The dead infant was believed to have been MRS. LEE'S daughter. Relationship of the other victims was not reported Friday night.
Ford County Sheriff Raymond Burklund and state police who investigated the accident, said a rear tire blew out on the southbound ASKEW car, causing it to crash into the northbound SHEEHAN vehicle.
The ASKEW car rolled into a ditch after hitting the SHEEHAN auto.
The Pantagraph Bloomington Illinois 1956-03-31