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      Truck collision kills two

MUNSTER -- Two men, one from Collinsville, were killed in a two-truck collision on rain-swept Highway 82 five miles west of Muenster early Friday morning.

Killed were 36-year-old Archie Umsted of Collinsville and 21-year-0ld Richard Walterscheid of Muenster.  Several calves loaded in a tractor-trailer rig driven by Mr. Umsted were killed in the wreck and later destroyed because of injuries.  Both drivers apparently were killed upon impact and pinned inside their vehicles, according to DPS resports (9-22-78 handwritten)

Mr. Umsted was driving a tractor-trailer rig west and Mr. Walterscheid was headed east in a pickup truck during heavy rain at 3:30 a.m. when the vehicles collided.  Following the crash, the pickup wound up on the south side of Highway 82 and the tractor-trailer wound in a creek off the north side of the highway, according to reports.  Several of the 40 calves in the rig were spotted running loose by rescue workers arriving at the scene.

Services for Mr. Umsted, a truck driver, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Keel Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville.  Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Olin Umsted of Whitesboro; a daughter, Lisa Umsted of Collinsville; and a brother, David Umsted of Collinsville.

Services for Mr. Walterscheid, an oil field worker, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sacred Heart Church in Muenster, under the direction of Miller Funeral Home of Muenster.  Burial will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery.  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Walterscheid of rural Muenster; and sisters, Susan and Sandra Walterscheid of rural Muenster.
 
 


 

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