Addison, WI Trailer Truck And Auto Crash, Jul 1982


Addison, Wis. (AP) - A car carrying nine people - members of two Chicago families and a neighbor - collided with a semi-trailer truck Saturday about 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee killing seven and injuring three, Washington County Sheriff Clarence Schwartz said.
Schwartz said the accident happened at 9:46 a.m. at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Fireside Road, near County Highway W in the Town of Addison.
Schwartz identified the victims as:
The driver, DAMASO G. TELLADO, 47, and his sons DAMASO, JR., 22, and ALCIDAS, 16.
MARGARITA VELEZ, 35, and her son and daughter, JUAN, 16, and AWILDA, 3.
NATHANIEL BATTLE, 17, a neighbor of the TELLADOS.
Another of MS. VALEZ'S children and her mother were injured, Schwartz said. They are FRANCISCA VELEZ, 59, and FRANCES VELEZ, 11 months, both listed in stable condition at Hartford Memorial Hospital.
The truck driver, LAVERN SCHULTZ, of Marathon, Wis., was in stable condition at St. Joseph Hospital in West Bend with multiple cuts on the chest and back, said nursing supervisor M. Dempsey.
Sgt. Thomas Martin of the Sheriff's Department quoted witnesses as saying the auto pulled in front of the truck while trying to cross or turn onto U.S. 41 and was hit broadside.
The accident was reported to be the deadliest in Wisconsin since a 1980 crash near Spring Green in Sauk County that also killed seven people.

The Journal Times Racine Wisconsin 1982-07-11