Obit: Colby, Hermie #2 (1895 - 1952)
Surnames: Colby, Nixdorf
----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/17/1952
Colby, Hermie #2 (29 MAR 1895 - 12 JUL 1952)
Clark County seventh fatal traffic accident of 1952 occurred 2 miles north of Abbotsford on Highway 13 just before noon Saturday when Mrs. William Colby, 57, Abbotsford, was killed in an auto crash.
Mrs. Colby’s son, William Jr., 21, and a Shorewood couple, Paul Daley, 23, and his wife, Kathleen, 20, were injured in the crash.
The Colby car had proceeded north on State Highway 13 to the town road 2 miles from Abbotsford, on which Mrs. Colby’s son-in-law, Walter Nixdorf, lives, and had stopped to permit other cars to pass before making a left turn, according to Lynn batter, a farmer who lives near the scene.
Batter was coming down the side road with a tractor drawing a side delivery rake and said he saw the Colby car stop and also saw the Daley car approaching. He said he did not see the actual crash because of a tree which obscured his vision at the moment of the impact.
The Daleys were traveling south on 13, having been at Hayward, where Mrs. Daley had bee visiting relatives. Her husband, a Shorewood police officer, had made the trip north to take her home.
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