Waukesha, WI Auto Accident Kills Four, Aug 1966



Waukesha (AP) - The deaths of four persons in a one-car accident today and a Milwaukee boy boosted Wisconsin's 1966 highway death toll to 601, compared with 566 on this date a year ago.
The weekend fatality count reached 14.

Identify Victims.
Four persons, all from Iron Mountain, Mich., were killed and three injured early today when their car left Interstate 94, crossed the median strip, crashed through a bridge guard rail and slammed into an embankment near Moorland Rd., according to Waukesha County Sheriff's deputies.
The victims were identified by Coroner James Welch as DEBORAH ANN COCKING, 18; JOHN A. CREED, 18; SUSAN K. LANGREN, 17, and MARIANNE PUCCI, 17.
Reported in fair condition are JAMES L. KUESTER, 22, DAVID PAYETTE, 17, both of Niagara, and JOSEPH BOUCHE, 18, of Iron Mountain.
MARVIS EASON, 10, of Milwaukee, was killed and four other persons injured in a two-car crash Saturday night on Milwaukee's northwest side.
LEE BREEVOLD, 18, of Star Prairie died Sunday of injuries suffered a day earlier when a car in which he was riding struck a bridge railing on a St. Croix County highway.

2-Car Crash.
A two-car, head-on crash on I-94 about four miles west of Kenosha Sunday injured seven persons, one of them fatally. Dead is STEPHEN KLIMEK, JR., 21, of Racine.
ROBERT C. GUY, 21, of Sparta died Sunday when a car in which he was a passenger skidded off a Highway 27 curve in the village of Leon, struck a utility pole, hit two service station pump stands and smashed into a building.
ROBERT J. GEMBER, 32, of Chilton, died Saturday when his car struck a culvert beside a road near Chilton.
A two-car crash on Milwaukee's south side claimed the life of THOMAS OPPMANN, 26, Milwaukee.
HARRY KOEPSEL, 74, was killed when struck by a car Saturday as he crossed a street near his Milwaukee home.

The Post-Crescent Appleton Wisconsin 1966-08-08