"if you can't hide your skeletons, at least make them dance"
Lemhi County GenWeb Project
Photo by Larry Prescott
ID Auto Collision, Mar 1958
The dead included WILLIAM SILBAUGH, 74, operator of Silbaugh's Convalescent Home, and three of his patients. A Salmon woman and her 12-year-old son were killed in the other car. The dead in addition to MR. SILBAUGH were identified as: GERTRUDE COCKRELL, 72, ALICE KIRTLEY, 70, JOSEPH TROWBRIDGE, 70, all patients at the nursing home. MRS. CECELIA WALCHLI, 31, and her son RAYMOND, 12.
The injured were listed as:
CASSELL, 65, a passenger in the Silbaugh auto, head injuries and
fractures of both arms and legs.
The injured were taken to Steele Memorial Hospital in Salmon, where their conditions were listed as "critical." Idaho State Patrol Trooper Jim Perkins said the accident occurred at 2:40 p.m. He said evidence showed one of the cars was on the wrong side of the highway. An inquest will be conducted by Lemhi County Coroner Delbert Jones, probably Tuesday or Wednesday, the trooper said.
Mr. SILBAUGH was operating the southbound auto, apparently taking some of his patients out for a Sunday drive, the officer said. MRS. WALCHLI was the driver of the northbound vehicle.
Trooper Perkins said the SILBAUGH car, a 1955 sedan, proceeded south on U.S. 93 after the impact for 45 feet and came to rest on its top on the west side of the highway. The WALCHLI auto, a 1951 sedan, was knocked backward 15 feet from point of impact and came to rest on the east shoulder. Both autos were demolished.
Perkins said there was a slight curve at the point of collision.
©Copyright 2010 to present by Vikki Gray for the benefit of the IDGenWeb Project. All rights reserved.
© Copyright 2005 to 2010 by Trinity Boss
Design by Free CSS Templates.