Muscoda, WI Two Car Head On Crash, July 1940


Muscoda, Wisconsin - The collision which claimed eight lives, one of the deadliest in Richland County history, occurred near Muscoda, when two cars loaded with young persons crashed head-on shortly before midnight Saturday. The crash also injured four others, two so badly they may die.
The accident occurred on Highway 60 east of Muscoda. Critically injured were AUDREY KNOBLE, 18, of Boscobel, sister of two of the victims, and MILTON HOOKS, 21, of Boscobel. Less seriously hurt were KENNETH KOLMAN, 20, of Boscobel and CHARLOTTE HARDY, 16, of Lone Rock.
ARDITH KNOBLE and MISS STENNER died today in the Richland Center Hospital.
HARVEY MARTIN, one of the dead youths, was driving the car in which were riding McGINLEY, MISS EDGERLEY and MISS HARDY. They had been to Muscoda.
The others were riding in a car driven by GERAND KNOBLE, also one of those killed. KNOBLE was driving his sisters and some friends back from Spring Green where they had met another sister, AUDREY, who came that far by bus from Madison on a weekend visit home.

Those Killed in the Muscoda Crash:
DONALD BARRY, 21, Richland Center.
RUBY EDGERLEY, 20, Gotham.
FRED McGINLEY, 20, Richland Center.
HARVEY MARTIN, JR., 20 Lone Rock.
GERAND KNOBLE, 22, Boscobel.
EILEEN HOOKS, 15, Boscobel.
ARDITH KNOBLE, 16, Boscobel.

Daily Tribune Wisconsin Rapids Wisconsin 1940-07-29