New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 29, 1994, New Braunfels, Texas
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Serving Comal County for more than 142 years ■ Home of JIM Ii HAZEL DAVIDSON
■ Vol, 142, No, 164
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Birthday wishes from tho Hsrald-Zoltungl
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung extends the following birthday wishes to; Russell Hughes, Bert Farias, Pete Resales, Plutorch Garcia (66 years old!). Happy Anniversary to Lana & Mark Cole, Mr. Sc Mrs. Franklin Preusser (37 years!),
Jim & Hazel Davidson (49 years! • belated).
Model airplanes on display at library
You arc invited to stop by the Dittlinger Memorial Library and view a new display by the Austin Scale Modeler’s Society.
The display is of scale models of the U.S. Army Air Force fighters from World War II. The exhibit is called Victory in the Skies Over Europe - Fifty Years Ago... 1944. The library is located at 373 Magazine.
Library hours are Monday to Thursday from IO a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from IO a m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from IO a m. to S p.m.
Consolation Society calendar available
The New Braunfels Conservation Society’s Limited Edition 1995 pictorial Sesquicentennial Calendar is now available in the Forke Store at Conservation Plaza for S8 (tax included).
For more information, call 629-2943.
Aqua aerobics class begin held at Landa
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department is offering aqua aerobics classes again this summer Three monthly sessions arc held at 8 a m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at the Olympic Pool in Landa Park. Call Nadya Lehmann at 625-9295 The Senior Center is also offering ongoing aqua aerobics classes. Scheduled classes arc from 9-IS to 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a rn to 10:30 a m. Tuesday and Thursday, call Nadya Lehmann at 625-9295 for information.
Blood drives boing hold locally
The public is invited to these upcoming blood drives:
ll June 29, Comal County Employees at the courthouse parking lot from IO a m. to noon,
■ June 29, Comal County Sheriff Department parking lot from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
■ June 30, Milt Ferguson Motor Company parking lot, 699 W. San Antonio St., from 4 p m.
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Two die hi 1-35 catastrophe
Four vehicles involved in horrific wreck
By ROGER CROTEAU
A horrific head-on collision on Interstate 35 Tuesday night claimed the life of a 64-year-old man and his wife and sent five others to area hospitals. Four vehicles were involved in the wreck.
Police records show that 21-year-old Jenny Wang of Austin was driving south on 1-35 at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday when she lost control of her Honda about one mile south of Walnut Street. Her car veered across the median and into the left northbound lane, where she collided head-on with a Buick Park Avenue driven by 64-year-old Theodore Westerman of Thorndale, a small town northeast of Austin, police said. A Toyota pickup truck driven by Jesus Guillen, 37, of Dallas, then struck Wang’s vehicle. Westerman’s Buick spun around and was struck by a Ford Ranger pickup truck driven by Kandi Clancey, of New Braunfels.
Westerman was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife, Doris Westerman, 56, was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where she died at about 8:20 p.m.
Three other people in Westerman’s Buick were also hospitalized. Erwin Arid!, 81, was taken to McKenna Memorial Hospital with possible broken ribs. He was in the intensive care unit Wednesday morning. Edna Arldt, 79, was taken to University Hospital in San Antonio, and a six-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was taken to University Hospital with facial and leg injuries. ’They think she is OK,” said New Braunfels Police Lieutenant John Wommack.
A three-year-old girl in the car was not hospitalized. ’’She didn’t have a scratch on her,” Wommack said.
Guillen was taken to Memorial Hospital. “He was walking around at the scene, then he got real woozy," Wommack said.
Wang was also taken to McKenna Hospital. Her condition was not known at press time.
Kandi Clancey, driver of the Ford Ranger involved in the accident, said she was still very shaken up when she was reached at her home at Lake Dunlap later Tuesday night.
“It was a tragic event. It happened all of a sudden. It was like the blink of an eye ... I was driving about 45 miles per hour in the far right lane with my flashers on because I had a big plastic bin tied down in the back of the truck* ’ Clancey said. “My dad was driving behind me.”
She said she thought Wang’s car was also driving northbound, but said it all occurred so fast, she couldn’t be sure what happened.
“All of sudden she came flying up out of the grassy area and hit him (Westerman). It was like she came out of nowhere. I slammed on my brakes, and his (Westerman’s) back end swung around and smacked into my truck,” she said.
“That poor man He was probably going to have a nice day at the lake or something and now he’s dead," Clancey said. “I was able to help one little girl out of the car. She was panicking. She wasn’t hurt, but she had blood all over her from the lady who was thrown from the front scat into the back seat I got her out and calmed her down.
“If I could tell people one thing, it would be, be very, very careful because life is short and it can be taken in the blink of an eye. What happened today pierced my soul Had she not lost control, that man would probably be sitting down to a wonderful dinner right now.”
Harafd-Zeltung photo by JOHN HUSETH
New Braunfels and Baptist Airlift emergency personnel work swiftly to transport a six-year-old girl to an Airlift helicopter after a four-car collision took place on 1-35 In New Braunfels, approximately one mile south of the Walnut St. exit.
Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
A Buick Park Avenue, driven by 64-year-old Theodore Westerman of Thorndale sits in ruin while the first of two Airlift helicopters land.
Horald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH New Braunfels Police Sergeant Mac MacEachern (left) and a bystander offer comfort to a six-year-old girl who was injured during the four-car collision. A three-year-old girl, shown right, was in the same car as the six-year-old but was not injured in the accident.
‘What happened today pierced my soul.’
- Kandi Clancey eyewitness
Horoid-Zaltung photo by JOHN HUSETH Baptist Alrllfe emergency personnel and New Braunfels emergency personnel load one of the victims Into the Baptist Alrllfe helicopter.
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH
The scene on 1-35 In New Braunfels yesterday resembled a war zone. This photo was taken only minutes after the four-car collision took place approximately one mile south of the Walnut St. exit at 5:50 p.m. Two deaths resulted from the horrible accident while five others were transported with serious Injuries to area hospitals. A two-year-old girl escaped the wreckage with no Injuries.BMIFor news, advertising or 'Subscriptioninformation, call 625-9144 or Metro 606-0846