Saturday, September 12, 2009

Man Dies In Auto Accident

On September 12, 1970 at 9:45 p.m. firemen responded to an auto accident with fire and entrapment on East King street at the bottom of tollgate hill. A car being driven at a high rate of speed sideswiped a car before crashing into five parked cars and bursting into flames. One other car was destroyed by fire. The driver died at the scene. Cause of death was listed as suffocation and third degree burns. Damages were estimated at $8,165. The Vigilant Hose, Cumberland Valley Hose and West End Fire and Rescue companies responded. Also on this day the Vigilant’s and Newburg-Hopewell responded to a minor fire in a wagon shed on Newburg R. D. 1 at 2:45 p.m. An hour later the Vigilant’s, WEFR and Fayetteville extinguished a fire in a lower stable at a farm in Mainsville and at 10:13 p.m. the Vigilant and C. V.’s put out a minor shed fire on East Martin Avenue. The Cumberland Valley community ambulance also answered three calls for the day.

1 comment:

Haney said...

I've seen pictures of this crash. Ugly. It is also the reason Hollar Avenue is one way now.