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Berlin, NJ Cars In Head-On Collision, Aug 1960


Berlin, N.J. (AP) -- A man, two women and three children were killed and two children were injured seriously Monday in a two-car head-on collision about four miles east of Berlin.
State Police said a car driven by CATALDO SCARANTINO, 61, of Waterford, N.J.,was going east on the four-lane White Horse Pike, crossed over into on-coming traffic and slammed into the other car. He was killed.
The others killed were:
MRS. LORRAINE ZIMMERMAN, 31, who was driving.
her son, ANDREW, 8.
her daughter, SHARON, 1.
MRS. RITA SKAROFF, about 33.
her daughter, EILEEN, 2.
All were from Philadelphia.
MRS. ZIMMERMAN'S 5-year-old son, SAMUEL, was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden, in critical condition with a fractured skull and possible back injuries.
MRS. SKAROFF'S daughter, DEBORAH, 11, was taken to Cooper Hospital, Camden, suffering from a broken leg, head and back injuries. She was reported in fair condition.
Camden County Coroner Robert Blake theorized that SCARANTINO either fell asleep at the wheel or had a heart attack. He said an autopsy will be performed Tuesday.

Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1960-08-30

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