East Bloomfield, NY Two Car Collision, May 1966
TWO-CAR CRASH KILLS 4; HURTS 2.
East Bloomfield - A two-car, head-on crash on Routes 5 & 20, just east of the four corners here, Saturday at 1:25 a.m. resulted in the death of four young men and injury to two others, according to the state police.
The victims became the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh traffic fatalities in Ontario County this year.
The dead include:
MARSHALL C. ROGERS, 20, of Holcomb R.D. 1.
BRUCE D. SALERNO, 19, Binghamton.
MICHAEL P. MARCINIAK, 21, Buffalo.
WILLIAM BOYD, 22, Hamilton, Ont., Canada.
ROGERS, SALERNO and MARCINIAK were pronounced dead by Dr. Francis V. Oderkirk of Victor, a county coroner, at the scene of the accident. BOYD died in Thompson Hospital at 5:30 a.m.
SALERNO, MARCINIAK and BOYD were employed by trainers at Finger Lakes Race Track, Farmington.
The lone survivor in their car was DAVID W. KENNEDY, 18, of Stafford Road, Palmyra, who is reported in
"satisfactory" condition today at Thompson Hospital. State police have been unable to question KENNEDY because of the extent of his injuries.
He suffered a concussion, possible skull fracture and forehead, mouth and body injuries in the crash.
State police are attempting to find out who was driving the car in which the four youths were killed. The car was reportedly stolen from Mrs. Jacki Kenner, of Providence, R.I., whose husband, Richard, also works at Finger Lakes Race Track.
Other Driver Hurt.
Also hurt in the accident was the driver of the other vehicle, DALE K. DUFFY, 21, Holcomb R.D. 2, who had fractures of the jaw and right leg. Alone in his car, DUFFY was reportedly returning home from Beverage Transport Co., East Bloomfield, where he is employed.
He is also in "satisfactory" condition today at the hospital.
According to state police at Canandaigua substation, the westbound car with the five occupants was attempting to pass a tractor-trailer when the vehicle collided with the eastbound DUFFY car.
Investigating the accident are Troopers Steve Sharkey, Walter Farrell and David Luitweiler and BCI Investigator Edward N. Coryell.
ROGERS, who lived on Bristol Valley Road, Holcomb R.D., is survived by a son, Michael; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Rogers; two sisters, Mrs. Carol Ryer and Miss Suellen Rogers, all of Holcomb.
There will be no prior calling hours. Services and burial will be private.
BOYD was born Oct. 11, 1943, in Scotland. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Boyd, live at 132 James St., N. Hamilton, Ont., the body was released to the Dwyer Funeral Home there.
The Daily Messenger Canandaigua New York 1966-05-16