South Mound, KS Auto And Truck Crash, Dec 1985

CAR-TRUCK CRASH ON SLICK ROAD KILLS SEVEN PEOPLE IN KANSAS.

South Mound, Kan. - Seven people, including three children, were killed Tuesday when their car went out of control on a slick highway in southeast Kansas and collided with a two-ton truck, authorities said.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the car was traveling south on U.S. 59 about eight miles north of Parsons when it went out of control on the wet and slushy highway and collided broadside with the northbound truck.
The victims, who range in age from 11 months to 77, were pronounced dead on arrival at Labette County Medical Center. The accident occurred about 1:15 p.m., authorities said.
The patrol and hospital officials identified the victims as the driver, ROSETTA M. GILLILAND, 54; CLARENCE P. WILLIAMS, 77; BRENDA MATZKER, 30; GAIL C. JOHNSTON, 32; DANA M. McLAIN, 1; and MICHAEL L. JOHNSTON, 5, all of Erie. Also killed was 11-month-old JANET BUTLER of Chanute.

Springfield News-Leader Missouri 1985-12-11