Clipped From The Decatur Herald
Roads Blocked For Death Car Peotone, 111., Nov. 8 (AP) State police tonight set up road blocks for a driver whose car killed 70-year-old 70-year-old 70-year-old 70-year-old 70-year-old farm woman in what one state policeman called ' the most brutal accident case I have ever investigated." investigated." Officer Herman Deeke made the comment after a car, identified as 1950 blue Ford, struck Mrs. Pe-tronella Pe-tronella Pe-tronella M. Pttrcikis on U. S. Highway 54 near here, threw her body 140 feet and her shcarcd-off shcarcd-off shcarcd-off left leg another 75 feet. The driver did not stop, witnesses said. Unidentified witnesses to the accident accident said the car, headed south, went so fast all they saw was a "blue streak." Deeke said Mrs. Petereikis evidently evidently had been husking corn in the field and was crossin the highway highway to return borne when the accident accident occurred. Police were able to describe the automobile from chrome and other parts of the vehicle found near the acident scene. The officers said the road block covered territory from Blue Island to Urbana and that side roads also were being searched. Survivors of the dead woman included included her husband, Kazimcr, a bedridden bedridden invalid, five sons and two I daughters. The sons are Dan, of Chicago; Charles, of Blue Island, 'III., and Joseph, Michael and John, all of Ptotone. The daughters are Mrs. Edmund Zaber of Peotone and Miss I lelcn Petreikis of Chicago.