Various Locations, MN Vehicle Accidents, Sep 1959
NINE KILLED IN TWO SEPARATE CRASHES.
The Associated Press.
Nine victims were killed in two separate collisions that occurred within 15 miles of each other.
Five, including two young girls, were killed in a collision on Highway 7 some 30 miles west of Minneapolis Monday night. Four died in a car-pickup truck crash late Sunday near Glencoe.
The deaths up the state toll for the year to 393 compared with 472 on this date last year.
The Highway 7 accident took three lives at the scene - KAREN KNUTSON, 6, and her sister, NANCY, 3, daughters of MR. and MRS. CLIFFORD B. KNUTSON, Minneapolis, and JACOB DAHL, 73, Watertown, S.D.
MRS. KNUTSON, 35, and DAHL'S wife, MINNIE, also 73, died later in a Waconia, Minn., hospital.
KNUTSON, driver of the car, was hospitalized in fair condition at a nearby Watertown, Minn., hospital.
KNUTSON was bringing DAHL, his uncle by marriage, and MRS. DAHL for an exchange visit to Minneapolis. The family had been to South Dakota for the weekend. Four other KNUTSON children had preceded their family home in another car.
The second car in the crash carried five Montevideo, Minn., youths, all 17, who were hospitalized at Watertown and Waconia in fair to serious condition. They were identified as:
ART ANDERSON, the driver;
and MARK BROWN.
Victims of the other multiple death mishap were:
MR. and MRS. ELMER C. BERGQUIST, both 70, Parkers Prairie, Minn.;
and a passenger in their car, MARY JANE HAREN, 19, Owatonna;
and MRS. GERTRUDE TESSMER, 64, Winthrop, a passenger in the truck.
Winona Daily News Minnesota 1959-09-08