Unionville, MI Auto And Panel Truck Crash, Mar 1968


Unionville, Mich. (AP) - All seven members of one family and a woman who was en-route to Lenten worship were killed Friday night in the fiery crash of a panel truck and a car near Unionville.
The eight, including five children aged from about 2 to 19, died when the vehicles collided at an intersection not far from Saginaw Bay in eastern lower Michigan and plunged into a 15-foot-deep drainage ditch.
The victims, who died either from crash injuries of burns, were identified as LEO PARKER, about 45, of Owendale; his wife, BARBARA, 43; their children, MARY, about 19; PEGGY, about, 18; JOHN, about 13; SUSAN, about 9; and KELLEY, about 6; and MRS. FRED SINGER, 36, of Unionville.
MRS. SINGER was alone in her car, driving to St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Unionville for evening Lenten service.

The Journal Times Racine Wisconsin 1968-03-30