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Kennedy Car Accident / Kopechne Death #6344

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 23, 1969
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(Studio) Sen Edward Kennedy in seclusion at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Senator's driving license suspended. Preliminary finding of serious fault on Senator's point Suspension in effect until Monday's hearing into death of Mary Jo Kopechne. Edgartown Police Chiefs Dominick Arena says only charge is leaving scene of accident. Dukes Cnty. District Attorney Walter Steele says may bring charges of driving to endanger and driving under influence of alcohol. 1 of 6 girls at party says not a lot of drinking; 1 or 2 drinks apiece. Esther Newberg, 26, quoted in "Newsday." Kennedy spokesperson expects statement by Monday
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Smith, Howard K.

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