Superior, WI Auto And Train Collide, Sep 1986

CAR, TRAIN COLLISION KILLS SIX IN SUPERIOR.

Superior, Wis. (AP) - Three young men and three young women were killed when their car collided with a train at a crossing on a Superior city street, authorities said.
The car ran into a grain hopper on a Burlington Northern train Friday about 8:40 p.m., Police Officer Gaylord Palm said.
The car began braking near an intersection, 227 feet from the railroad crossing, he said.
A few beer cans were found strewn in the wreckage on the tracks. Palm said the cans were either pulled from the car or flew from it on impact.
The crossing was not marked by flashing red lights.
The victims were identified today as CURTIS TOPPING, 17; NORMAN TOPPING, 18; KEITH KNIGHT, 20; CATHY BUSTRAK; ANGELA FIELD and DIANE MORGAN.
Police said all were believed to be from the Superior area.
No ages on the young women were immediately available, and the relationship
of the two TOPPINGS could not immediately be confirmed.
The victims were declared dead at the scene of the accident, police officer Richard Pukema said.
In another Wisconsin accident, DAVID TIFFANY, 19, of Rudolph died today shortly after midnight when the car he was a passenger in collided with a semi-trailer truck at the intersection of Wisconsin 34 and Wood County Trunk C in Rudolph.
A 20-year-old rural Hixton man, whose name was not immediately released, was killed early today when his car overturned along Wisconsin 95 in the town of Hixton and he and a passenger were thrown from the vehicle, Jackson County authorities said.

Stevens Point Journal Wisconsin 1986-09-13