Sabula, IA Two Car Collision Kills Five, Oct 1959
TWO CAR COLLISION NEAR SABULA.
Sabula, Iowa (AP) - A two-car crash which claimed the lives of five eastern Iowa men headlined a tragic weekend in which 13 persons died of traffic injuries on Iowa highways.
Killed in the crash on the crest of a hill on Highway 64 about one mile west of Sabula were:
WILLIAM J. HORSFIELD, 23;
EARL ROLLINGER, 24;
DONALD COOHEY, 22;
and MILTON QUINN, 24, all of Cascade;
and ERVIN PAUL HARMSEN, 41, who farmed near Sabula.
Going At High Speed.
Officers said the Cascade youth's car was traveling at a high rate of speed and was on the wrong side of the road when it struck HARMSEN'S vehicle.
HARMSEN was alone. He and HORSFIELD, believed to be the driver of the other vehicle, were thrown from their cars. The other three youths were trapped in the car which burst into flames after the Saturday night collision.
Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune Iowa 1959-10-19