Traveling Sales Crews
The Silent Killer
Of Teens and Young Adults


Janesville Wisconsin Van Crash
March 25, 1999


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The Above Newspaper Ad Killed 7 Kids And Crippled 5 For Life


Picture provided by the Wisconsin State Patrol



Seven Lost Their Lives
Five Were Maimed For Life

Peter Christman, Cory Hanson, Amber Marie Lettman, Crystal Faith McDaniel, Marshall Lee Roberts, Malinda Lillian Turvey, Joseph Wild, Monica Forgues, Shawn Kelly, Nicole McDougal, Craig Fechter, Staci Beck, Kaila Gillock, Subscriptions Plus, Choan Lane, Jeremy Holmes, Karleen Hillery, magazine sales crew, door to door sales, selling magazines, traveling sales crews, traveling magazine sales crews, child exploitation, child abuse



Peter Christman || Cory Hanson || Amber Marie Lettman || Crystal Faith McDaniel
Marshall Lee Roberts || Malinda Lillian Turvey || Joseph Wild


Five Were Maimed For Life



Monica Forgues || Shawn Kelly || Nicole McDougal
Three of The Five Survivors


Janesville Wisconsin Van Crash Memorial Poster



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Police Reports, Criminal Complaints, Criminal Convictions
Labor Violations
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JEREMY A. HOLMES
(Jeremy Holmes - driver/car handler
Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)

CHOAN ALAN LANE
(Choan Lane - Supervisor - Y.E.S.L.C.
Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)

KARLEEN H. HILLERY
(Magazine Company - Subscriptions Plus, Inc.)
(Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)

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Police Reports
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JEREMY HOLMES
Criminal Complaints and Judgments

JEREMY A. HOLMES (driver/car handler
Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)
Criminal Complaint


JEREMY A. HOLMES (driver/car handler
Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)
Judgment Of Conviction


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CHOAN LANE
Criminal Complaints and Judgments

Y.E.S.L.C A/K/A YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, INC.
Individually and D/B/A
CHOAN ALAN LANE (Supervisor - Y.E.S.L.C.
Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)
Criminal Complaint


CHOAN ALAN LANE (Supervisor - Y.E.S.L.C.
Janesville, Wisconsin van accident March 25, 1999)
Judgment Of Conviction



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KARLEEN HILLARY
Labor Violations Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Labor Violations
Magazine Company: Subscriptions Plus, INC.
KARLEEN H. HILLERY, Owner-Operator
March 29, 1999


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KARLEEN HILLARY AND CHOAN LANE
Labor Violations Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Labor Violations
Magazine Company: Subscriptions Plus, INC.
KARLEEN H. HILLERY, Owner-Operator
Crew: Youth Employment Services, Inc.
CHOAN LANE, Owner-Crew Chief
March 25, 1999


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Case Number: 00-CV-0852
Plaintiff:
State Of Wisconsin
Department Of Justice
V.
Defendants:
Subscriptions Plus, Inc.
Y.E.S.L.C.
Karleen Hillery
Choan Lane

Civil Lawsuit



Articles Posted On This Wedsite Directly
Related To This Tragic Accident


2002

April 23, 2002
Magazine sales crews continue - Beloit Daily News

March 25, 2002
Dedicated Memorial Parents Group Cover Letter

2001

September 25, 2001
Lawsuit settled against company involved in van crash - Gazette Xtra

May 18, 2001
Crew leader serving time for van crash wants shorter sentence - Gazette Xtra

March 26, 2001
Pain endures two years after van crash tragedy - By Gazette Xtra

March 25, 2001
A Very Personal Crusade - Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI)

March 24, 2001
Van crash hasn't halted traveling sales crews by WJS

2000

December 7, 2000
Judge dismisses several defendants in federal lawsuit over van crash - Gazette Xtra

July 25, 2000
Van crash lawsuits combined - Gazette Xtra

July 11, 2000
Van crash suspect misses court - Gazette Xtra

June 5, 2000
Magazine company found guilty of charges in van crash - Gazette Xtra

May 22, 2000
Stopping Door-To-Door Outfits a Wisconsin State Journal Editorial

May 19, 2000
Company tied to van crash could be fined $132,000 - Gazette Xtra

May 17, 2000
Van crash survivor seeks vehicle - Gazette Xtra

April 18, 2000
Van crash defendant free on bond - Gazette Xtra

April 6, 2000
Surrender expected in van-crash case - Gazette Xtra

April 4, 2000
Police still seek van-crash suspect - Gazette Xtra

March 31, 2000
State gets tough with traveling crews - Gazette Xtra

March 31, 2000
State warns magazine publishers - Gazette Xtra

March 25, 2000
Van crash's legal wheels still turning - Gazette Xtra

March 25, 2000
A survivor's story - Gazette Xtra

March 15, 2000
U.S. Labor Department fines magazine company - Gazette Xtra

March 18, 2000
Sales crews still dying as reform stalls by WJS

1999

August 7, 1999
Blame publishers, not young salespeople by Earlene Williams

August 1, 1999
Magazines count on sales door to door by WJS

August 1, 1999
Crews live and die to sell by WJS

July 31, 1999
Perilous Journeys by Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

June 11, 1999
Seven lives, seven years by Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

April 1, 1999
Milton officer first on fatal accident scene by Milton Courier


Note:
All articles posted on this website have been granted permission for posting
by each of the newspaper companies listed.

News articles are not posted on this website without gaining permission
from the specific news organization.

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Links Directly Related To This Tragic Accident

1999

September 25,1999
Families, friends of killed magazine sellers dedicate tree - WJS

September 5, 1999
Wisconsin van crash spurs effort to protect young sellers - WJS

September 5, 1999
Push is on to protect young sellers - WJS

September 4, 1999
Seven deaths in Wisconsin van crash ignite national effort - WJS

August 7, 1999
Blame publishers, not young sales people - WJS

August 1, 1999
Teen magazine peddlers feel victimized - WJS

August 1, 1999
Magazines count on sales door to door - WJS

July 31, 1999
Deaths, injuries, assaults involve Indiana company's agents, customers - WJS

July 31, 1999
Crews live and die to sell - Young magazine peddlers nationwide face abuse, danger - WJS

July 31, 1999
Perilous journeys - Brief histories of incidents involving magazine subscription crews - WJS

July 31, 1999
Bosses demand total loyalty - WJS

July 31, 1999
Where to get help, information - WJS

July 31, 1999
Dream of adventure turns into nightmare - WJS

July 31, 1999
Confrontations with authorities common for crews - WJS

July 25, 1999
Firm has much to answer for - WJS

July 23, 1999
Van crash labor-law counts set - Beloit Daily News

July 22, 1999
Sales crew exploited teenagers, labor agency says - WJS

July 2, 1999
Magazine company penalized - Beloit Daily News

July 1, 1999
Oklahoma ousts magazine firm linked to fatal crash - WJS

June 27 1999
Documents tie woman to magazine sales firm - WJS

June 11, 1999
Iowa victim's family files wrongful death lawsuit - WJS

June 11, 1999
Seven lives, seven years - Remorseful driver, grieving parents weep at sentencing - WJS

June 11, 1999
Wis. Van Driver Sentenced to Prison - WJS

June 4, 1999
Van disaster was just the last stop on hellish trip - WJS

June 3, 1999
Sales crews find it easy to flout the law - WJS

May 4, 1999
Door-to-door sales, tactics scrutinized - By Lori Gaily On-Line Forty-Niner

April 1999
Traveling youth crews a child labor problem

April 28, 1999
Van-crash suits send `wake-up call,' lawyer claims - Beloit Daily News

April 28, 1999
State finds 229 violations by magazine subscription firm - WJS

April 28, 1999
Two magazine sellers file suits in van crash - WJS

April 27, 1999
Families file suits in fatal van crash - Beloit Daily News

April 24, 1999
Families of van crash victims retain lawyers for possible suit - Beloit Daily News

April 22, 1999
Cochran firm to work van crash case - WJS

April 21, 1999
Youths knew van driver had no license - WJS

April 20, 1999
Parents recall son after death - Company blamed in fatal crash - Beloit Daily News

April 16, 1999
Driver in fatal van crash pleads guilty - WJS

April 15, 1999
Charges sought against magazine firm - WJS

April 15, 1999
State consumer protection officials seek charges against Subscriptions Plus - WJS

April 14, 1999
Plea change likely in youth van crash - WJS

April 12, 1999
Van crash witness to give deposition - Beloit Daily News

April 8, 1999
Witness to crash is returned to Rock County - WJS

April 6, 1999
key witness in van crash returns - WJS

April 6,1999
Death on road too familiar to teen crews - WJS

April 6, 1999
Key witness in van crash waives extradition - WJS

April 6, 1999
Key witness in van crash to return - WJS

April 6, 1999
There's a history of accidents in subscription sales business - Beloit Daily News

April 5, 1999
Child Labour In USA - Latest News - Door-to-door sales crews or indentured servants?

April 5, 1999
Van crash victim's dad is located - Beloit Daily News

April 3, 1999
White crosses along I-90 remember crash victims - Beloit Daily News

April 2, 1999
Van crash survivor arrested in D.C. - WJS

April 1, 1999
Plea made for suspect in 7 deaths - Beloit Daily news

April 1, 1999
Crash witness tracked down - Beloit Daily News

April 1, 1999
Milton officer first on fatal accident scene by Milton Courier

March 31, 1999
Subscriptions Plus denies wrongdoing - Beloit Daily News

March 31, 1999
Magazine companies under investigation - Times Record News

March 30, 1999
Two van crash victims critical - Beloit Daily News

March 29, 1999
Labor Department files citations against companies - WJS

March 29, 1999
Van crash victim was mother - Victims improve, driver still in jail - Beloit daily News

March 28, 1999
Van driver drifted from community - WJS

March 26, 1999
Help wanted ad lured "guys and gals" to motel - rickross.com

March 26, 1999
Oregon Teen Nearly Joined Company - rickross.com

March 26, 1999
Subscription seller has been in business since 1990 - rickross.com

March 26, 1999
Driver faces homicide charges - Beloit Daily News

March 25, 1999
State Got Complaints Of Deceptive Practices - rickross.com

March 25, 1999
State investigating subscription company - WJS

March 25, 1999
Crash Prompts Warnings About Subscription Company - Channel 3000

March 25,1999
Six killed in tragic I-90 crash - Beloit Daily News



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