Richard Hillermann, 23, of Washington, died of head injuries sustained in an automobile accident thirteen days prior to his death. Hillermann never regained consciousness after the Hwy 100 tragedy on 14 Nov 1978, which occurred two miles west of Hwy E.
An employee of Winter's Auto Body, Hillermann was standing on Hwy 100 attempting to hook a wrecker to an immobilized truck when he was struck by an automobile driven by John Kasmann, 84, of Berger.
With severe head injuries and fractures of both legs, Hillermann was transferred from St. Francis Hospital in Washington to St. Jospeh's in Kirkwood, where he remained in intensive care until his death.
New Haven Leader 30 Nov 1978