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Cherry Hill, NJ New Jersey Turnpike Collision, July 1973


Cherry Hill, N.J. (AP) -- Seven persons were killed on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday when a northbound moving van veered across the highway divider and slammed into a southbound camper occupied by six New England residents, police said.
Burned to death in the camper, according to police, were JOHN SWEENEY, 53, his wife, JANE, 40, her son, HAROLD R. RINDGE, 18, and her daughter, DONNA RINDGE, 14, all of Williamsburg, Mass.; and PAMELA J. SUDNICK, 18, of Southampton, Mass.; and LEONARD LAPENTA, 14, of South Windsor, Conn., who were friends of the children.
Also killed was ANZOR CAGAR, 33, of Paterson, the truck driver.
CAGAR'S brother, CENGIZ, 21, also of Paterson, was the only survivor of the crash. He was reported in serious condition at Cherry Hill Medical Center with internal injuries.
Police said a tire blowout apparently sent CAGAR'S truck out of control.

The Bridgeport Post Connecticut 1973-07-29

article | by Dr. Radut