Waukesha, WI Car And Truck Collision, Jun 1958
CAR AND TRUCK CRASH; 5 KILLED.
ONLY ONE PASSENGER ESCAPES; DELAVAN TRUCKER UNHURT.
By The Associated Press.
Five of six Milwaukeeans on a pleasure trip lost their lives Monday when their auto and a cattle truck collided at an intersection in Waukesha County.
Killed by the auto-truck crash were:
ANTON SZYDLOWSKI, 61;
his wife, MARTHA, 56;
their daughter, MRS. IRENE FABISZAK, 28;
and IRENE'S sons, DOUGLAS, 5, and GREGORY, 7.
The lone survivor in the Milwaukee auto was ROBERT FABISZAK, 31, husband of Irene. He was reported in critical condition at Waukesha Memorial Hospital where his wife and his son DOUGLAS died after the crash. The truck driver, Joel Jones of rural Delavan, escaped injury.
Relatives of the Szydlowski and Fabiszak said the party of six had gone on a fishing and swimming outing in Phantom Lake near Mukwonago, about four miles west of the crash scene.
Jones was returning home in his empty truck after delivering cattle to Milwaukee.
Coroner James Welch of Waukesha County said the crash occurred when the Milwaukeeans' auto turned eastward from County Trunk NN onto Highway 24 and met the westbound truck.
Both vehicles skidded 50 feet into a ditch. A wrecker was used to pry the truck from the shattered auto.
Janesville Daily Gazette Wisconsin 1958-07-01