Lincoln Daily Courier, September 14, 1970

Logan Drive Killed in Crash at Intersection

MT. PULASKI – Funeral services for Elmer E. Allspach, 75, who was killed in a two-car crash Saturday at the Mechanicsburg – county road intersection, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Schahl Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Eye will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Pulaski cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Masonic rites are set for 8 p.m.

Allspach died instantly when the car he was driving apparently was halted, then the driver failed to yield at the Mechanicsburg blacktop corner and his machine was struck broadside by a westbound auto driven by Bernell S. Lewis of Pesotum.

Lewis was admitted in fair condition to St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, and his mother, a passenger in the auto, was treated.

Among Mr. Allspach’s survivors are his wife, Helen; three sons, Edward, John, and Donald, all of rural Mt. Pulaski; and nine grandchildren.

He was born Dec. 11, 1894 in Mt. Pulaski, a son of Daniel and Ellen Hoy Allspach and was married to Helen Birks in Mt. Pulaski. The deceased was a member of the Mt. Pulaski Methodist Church, and Lodge 87, Mt. Pulaski.

Sangamon County authorities will investigate the fatal accident.

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