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Kennedy Car Accident / Kopechne Death #446565

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 21, 1969
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(Studio) Edgartown officials on Martha's Vineyard to hold hearing next month to see if Senator Edward Kennedy to be charged with leaving scene of accident. Mary Jo Kopechne drowned early Saturday morning when Kennedy car drove off bridge and overturned in pond. Police say Senator reported accident 9 hrs. later.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) Why did Ted Kennedy wait to go to police? He says he was exhausted and in state of shock. Film recreates his trip. He took wrong turn and drove off railless bridge. Dove repeatedly for MJK, but had to give up. Walked back to party, passing several hses. Climbed into someone's car. Later someone drove him to Edgartown. How did he get across channel? [Police Chief Dominick ARENA - says questions may be cleared up in court Senator has most of answers.]
REPORTER: Charles Quinn (WBZ-TV)

(Studio) Funeral services set for MJK Tuesday Sources say Ted Kennedy to attend.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles

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