Pittsburgh, PA Auto Wreck, Jan 1936

Two Youths Die As Auto Plunges

Car Drops 200 Feet After Crashing Through Bridge Gard{sic} Rail

(International News Service)

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 6.--Two youths went to a flaming death in the wreckage of their car and a third miraculously escaped with bruises today when their machine crashed through a guard-rail on the Duquesne-Kennywood bridge and plummeted to the ground 200 feet below.

The dead were Frank Kleme, 17 and Charles Doberezai, 20, both of Duquesne.

The injured youth was Mike Salopek, 20, also of Duquesne, who was found unconscious near the wreckage of the car.

From marks on the bridge, police said the driver apparently lost control, allowing the car to leap over a 16 inch wooden curb, tear away 100 feet of railing and hurtle into space. Kleme and Doberczai were trapped in the blazing inferno. Their bodies were badly charred. The youths were returning home from a "date" with three Braddock girls.

New Castle News, New Castle, PA 6 Jan 1936

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