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Insect blamed for causing driver's death
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated April 8, 1980 reads, "Mark Allen Kaletta, 21, of Los Angeles is shocked after the truck he was driving struck a car in West Los Angeles yesterday, killing the car's driver, according tot he California Highway Patrol. Richard Williams, 50, of Santa Monica was killed immediately after his car was hit at the intersection of Constitution Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard. Authorities said Kaletta was hit in the face by an insect, probably a bee, and was momentarily distracted. He braked to avoid hitting a small car in front of him, but the truck swerved into the intersection and hit Williams' car. Neither Kaletta nor the driver of the small car was hurt."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
California Highway Patrol--Employees
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Traffic fatalities--California--Los Angeles
Trucks--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Automobiles--Towing--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Westwood (Los Angeles)
Westwood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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