Iowa City, IA (near) Eight Die In Auto Collision, July 1955


(By the Associated Press)
Eight deaths in the crash 16 miles west of Iowa City was believed to be the worst single two-car accident on record in the state.
Dead in the crash were identified as:
Her three daughters, DONNA JEAN, 5; RUTH ANN, 3; and JEANNE, 1, of Homestead, Iowa.
His wife VIVIAN, 28.
Their daughter LISA, 2, of Moline, Illinois.
EARL LOWRY, 63, who reportedly was a cook for the WILLIAMSES.
The only survivors of the tragic smashup were CLARENCE WICHMANN, 30, a farmer and husband of MRS. WICHMANN, and RANDY LEE WILLIAMS, 7, son of MR. and MRS. WILLIAMS.
WICHMANN was reported in critical condition at University Hospital in Iowa City with head injuries and broken ribs. The WILLIAMS boy, who suffered two broken legs and possibly other injuries, was listed as "fair."

Council Bluffs Nonpareil Iowa 1955-07-04


Wichmann car accident, 1955

Would Thomas Williams please contact me? Linda (Folkmann) Sepulveda: 3419 Bergen Peak Drive: Norman, Ok 73069. Was my aunt and 3 cousins killed. My wonder is the whereabouts of the only surviving child, Randy Williams. Thank you

Clarence Wichmann Family

Does anyone know about the surviving child, "Randy Williams" Thomas Williams please let me know!

8 killed in car accident

The Wichmann family is my family. They were traveling to our house. I was 5 ys old. I lost my cousins and my only aunt Ruth. Do you know what happened to the child Randy ?? Williams? He was 7 ys old? He was in Max Williams car and the only survivor?

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