CAR IS DITCHED, LEG FRACTURED
Brandon Times, July 30, 1925
Edward Loechelt, 21, of FairWater had both bones
in his left leg broken below the knee late Saturday night on the road between Markesan and
FairWater when the machine in which they were riding was struck by an unidentified truck
and thrown into the ditch.
Lawrence Bade, 20, also of Fairwater, was driving the light touring car which
belonged to him. Oliver Stelter, 21, another young man of the same village, was in the
car. All three were thrown clear of the wrecked machine which is said to have rolled over
two or three times becfore it came to a stop.
At St. Agnes hispital this morning, Loechelt said that the truck had no
lights and was traveling on the wrong side of the road. The three young men were going
east toward FairWater. The truck going in the opposite direction.
The heavy machine, yellow color, failed to stop after knocking the Bade car
off the road. The accident happened about three miles west of FairWater. Stelter was badly
cut about the head and Bade was cut and bruised about the body. Everett Schmuhl brought
Loechelt to the hospital.
The car was completely wrecked. Vandals removed everything from it that could
be loosened, including tires, tools, seats, coil box and lights. An effort is now being
made to identify the truck. It is said that it was seen later driving back toward
FairWater with one headlight.