Chester, IL Two Car Crash Kills Eight, Aug 1967


Chester, Ill. (AP) - Eight Missouri residents were killed Saturday in an auto crash on rain-slick Illinois 3, on the north side of this Southern Illinois town 60 miles south of St. Louis, Mo.
The victims came from Manchester, south of St. Louis, and Caruthersville, in southeastern Missouri on the Tennessee border.
They included BILLY JOE LOMAX, 32, of Manchester, driver of one of the cars; his wife, MARY ALICE; her mother, LOIS P. DOLAN, 51; and the LOMAX'S children, a daughter 8 years old and a son 3 years old.
The other driver, L. W. DILLMAN of Caruthersville, was killed. His wife, ELIZABETH, 57, and a passenger, JAMES H. ADAMS, 47, of Caruthersville, also were killed.
Police said LOMAX'S car was heading south into Chester when it entered a rainstorm and apparently went out of control. The DILLMAN car was northbound.

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