Trenton, NJ Dead Man's Curve Auto Wreck, Mar 1966

Collision At Curve Kills Man

A Hamilton Township man is dead and two women students at Trenton State College are hospitalized as a result of a three-car smashup on Pennington Road at “Dead Man’s Curve.”

Edward A. Trout, 29-year-old manager of the meat department at the Pennington Shop Rite, lost his life in the collision at 9:35 last night near Bull Run Road.

Trout lived at 103-B Stanton Court, Lalor Gardens, and was the husband of Linda Davis of Fairless Hills.

Hurled from his car on the four-lane highway. Trout was pronounced dead on arrival at Mercer Hospital due to multiple injuries.

Ewing Township police said Trout’s car suddenly veered from the southbound lanes and collided with an auto driven by Miss Doris M. Pass, 32, of the Pennington-Lawrenceville Road in Hopewell Township.

The third car, driven by Miss Linda Ohnmacht, 21, of Somerville, reportedly smashed into the car driven by Miss Pass.

Both women were admitted to Mercer Hospital—Miss Pass for treatment of face cuts and loss of teeth; Miss Ohnmacht for cuts of the chin and a leg.

Patrolmen William Comiskey and John Hutchinson said Trout was en route home from work at the market. The two student-teachers were bound in the direction of Pennington.

Services for Trout will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Saul Memorial Home, 1740 Greenwood Avenue, with the Rev. Clifford G. Pollock of Morrisville Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Trout; four sisters, Mrs. Hans Nolte of Fort Monroe, Va., Mrs. Stanley Strazewski and Mrs. Thomas Argust of Trenton and Mrs. Robert Meixner of Washington, D. C.; two brothers, John D. of Levittown and Gene C. of Trenton.

Trout attended Trenton Junior College and was recently discharged from the 114th Infantry, New Jersey National Guard.

Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, NJ 1 Apr 1966