News: Colby (08 Feb 1943)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

Surnames: Brown, Krueger

Source: The Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, WI) 2/8/1943

Four Killed When Car Is Hit By Train

Atwood, Wis. - Four persons were killed Sunday when their automobile was struck by a Soo Line passenger train at a railroad crossing here.

The dead: Otto Krueger, 64, Colby township, Clark county; Mrs. Otto Krueger, 53; Arthur Krueger, 32, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Otto Krueger, Colby; Mrs. Arthur Krueger, 34.

The two Krueger families, who operated a farm in Colby, were on their way to visit friends at Greenwood and had only driven few miles from their home when the accident occurred.

Witnesses said that the train whistle was blown but the automobile occupants evidently did not hear it. The car was dragged about 250 feet before the train could be halted. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Krueger were thrown out, but the elder Kruegers remained in the car.

Coroner H. L. Brown, of Neillsville, said he would call an inquest.



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