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William A Andrew (1957)


Posted By: Ida Morse (email)
Date: 6/22/2007 at 23:32:11

Winterset Madisonian, December 4, 1957, Pg 1
Winterset, Iowa


Had Been Injured on Nov. 23 in Crash at Skullyville Corner Here

William A. Andrew, 68, of Des Moines, died Monday, Dec 2, at Madison county Memorial hospital in Winterset, as result of injuries sustained Nov. 23 in a highway crash at the Skullyville corner on No. 169, north of Winterset.

Andrew was driving a car which skidded out of control and collided with a car driven by J. Olin Steen of Blockton. Andrew was thrown from his car, and received head injuries which resulted in his death this Monday.

Andrew’s death raises the highway fatality toll for 1957 in Madison county to a total of seven.

Two more serious accidents occurred in Madison county during the past week, resulting in injuries, ranging from serious to minor to a total of seven more persons.

Nick Schell, aged 62, of Dexter was critically injured, and two other persons were hurt to a leaner degree, in a collision between two cars at a rural road intersection in Penn township last thanksgiving afternoon.

The accident occurred at the corner just north of the Eugene Martens farm, one mile north and one mile west of Penn Center.

Schell was riding in a car driven by Richard McMenamin of Dexter, when it collided with a car driven by Erroll Heckman, also of Dexter. Heckman was alone in his car.

McMenamin was going south and Heckman went into the intersection going east. Hecman hit the McMenamin car broadside.

The three men were taken to Dexter for emergency treatment. Schell was transferred to Veterans hospital in Des Moines. He received fractured ribs, a punctured lung, Internal injuries and a possible fractured pelvis, in addition to cuts and bruises.

Heckman was taken to Mercy hospital in Des Moines for treat ment of head injuries and shock. McMenamin was treated for minor injuries by a Dexter physician and released.

Two cars carrying eight passengers collided in a spectacular crash on highway No. 169, just a few rods north of the Union county line, on Sunday afternoon.

The cars were driven by Mrs. Norris McCauley, 36, of Savannah, Mo., and Jerry Minnick, 19, of Truro; Mrs. McCauley’s husband was riding with her. Passengers in the car driven by young Minnick were Edward Stacjer of Murray, Alberta Baker, Judy Foley and Janice Seward, all of Peru, and Wilma Wright of Lorimor.

The car driven by Minnick was going north on No. 169,. Minnick pulled out to pass a car ahead of him, but just as he did so, saw the McCauley car approaching from the north.

Minnick hit his brakes and went into a skid. The car carrying the six young people skidded clear around, into the wrong lane, and the rear of that car and the front end of the McCauley car collided.

Mr. and Mrs. McCauley, and the Misses Foley, Seward and Wright were taken to Memorial hospital in Winterset for treatment. McCauley received a severe head laceration and possible concussion. Mrs. McCauley was held at the hospital for observation and treatment of shock. Miss Foley received a hip injury, Miss Seward a head injury, and Miss Wright a fractured jaw.

Both automobiles were reported as total losses.


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