Elgin, IL Two Car Collision, Jul 1956


Elgin, Illinois (AP) - Killed at a highway intersection Saturday near Elgin, in northern Illinois, were five state residents. Four other suffered injuries. The accident occurred, police said, when one auto smashed broadside into another.
Four victims were MRS. GLADYS PERKINS, 49; her daughter, GAIL, 16, both of Elgin; her father, WILLIAM RAYWOOD, 80, of Algonquin; and RAYWOOD'S other daughter, MRS. MARIE BOYER, 52, also of Algonquin.
The fifth victim was a passenger in the other car, OLIVER CHRISTENSEN, 20, of Chicago. Drivers of both automobiles, RUSSEL L. MORRIS, 25, of Chicago, and EDSON E. PERKINS, Elgin oil distributor, were injured.
Others injured were GINO PALMERI, 26, and NICK VENDERBERG, 25, both of Chicago and passengers in MORRIS' auto.

Mt. Vernon Register-News Illinois 1956-07-09