Pontiac, MI Station Wagon Crash Into Parked Truck, Jun 1963


Pontiac, Ill. (AP) - Seven members of a vacationing family were killed and two others were injured Saturday when their station wagon crashed into a truck parked alongside U.S. - 66 near Pontiac.
The father and six children were fatally injured; the mother and another child were hospitalized. The family lived in Rolling Meadows, a Chicago suburb.
Killed in the accident were CHARLES J. KOZUMPLIK, 41, and his children, RANDY, 10, LORRIE, 8, DEBBIE, 6, LANA, 3, KIMBERLY, 7 months, and KAREN, 11.
KAREN died in St. James Hospital, where her mother, DOROTHY, 37, driver of the car, and a sister, RONDA, 2, were also taken. MRS. KOZUMPLIK was reported to be in satisfactory condition and RONDA in fair condition.
The others were killed instantly.
State Policeman Charles Beck said the names of the victims were furnished by a relative, Mrs. Louise Passo of Norwood Park.

Albuquerque Journal New Mexico 1963-06-09