Woodbury, NJ Auto Crashes Into Truck, July 1960


Woodbury, N.J. (AP) -- An auto carrying four sailors back to their Philadelphia base from a July 4th weekend in Georgia ran into the rear of a parked truck today, killing one of them and injuring the other three.
Killed was ROBERT BOSLEY, 19, of Vintondale, Pa.
Injured were the driver of the car, JOHN FENNELL, 19, of Glenville, Ga.; JOSEPH KOVAC, 19, of Kathleen, Ga.; and RAYMOND SIMPSON, 19, of Douglasville, Ga.
SIMPSON was admitted to Underwood Hospital here in critical condition with a possible fractured skull and lacerations of the face and scalp.
FENNELL and KOVAC were treated at Underwood, then transferred to the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Both suffered body lacerations. FENNELL also suffered a possible fractured pelvis.
The truck driver, WILLIAM HAWKINS, 38, of Newport News, Va., escaped injury. He was driving a furniture van, police said.
Patrolman Henry Press of the West Deptford Township police said HAWKINS had pulled off of U.S. 130 about a mile from here to check his tires when the auto rammed into the rear end of the truck.

Delaware County Daily Times Chester Pennsylvania 1960-07-05