Emmaus, PA Auto And Truck Collision, Jan 1983
3 KILLED IN EMMAUS CRASH.
Emmaus, Penn. (AP) -- Three people were killed and a fourth was in critical condition Sunday night after their car and a tractor-trailer crashed head-on Friday in Emmaus.
DWAYNE GATLIN, 22, of Colony Drive, Audobon, Montgomery County, was in the Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital with multiple injuries after the crash on Main Street at State Road. Killed in the crash were GATLIN'S brother, DANNY, 29, of Kenilworth, Chester County; THOMAS DIROCCO, 20, of Pottstown; and JAMES GOWEN, 23, of Fifth Street, Phoenixville.
DANNY GATLIN was driving the car when it crossed the street's center line at 11:18 a.m., a police spokesman said. Driver of the tractor-trailer, ROBERT COUGLE, 69, of Allentown, was not injured.
DIROCCO and GOWEN were pronounced dead at the scene. DANNY GATLIN was taken by Med-Evac helicopter to the Allentown Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said the car was reported stolen from the Norristown area several hours before the collision.
Daily Intelligencer Doylestown Pennsylvania 1983-01-24