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Bedford Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 11, 1971, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Established 158th 49 Bedford Everett Shapp said at Bedford interchange june 1971 4 injured the Philadelphia Milton Shapp is trying to find ways to eliminate tolls on the Pennsylvania badly affected by the Tollfree interstate the 31year old Turnpike has lost Revenue steadily since the opening of the Keystone Shortway 80 last to make the Turnpike toll free the state would have to Purchase some million in outstanding Bonds and pay premiums totalling about million to Bond holders for calling the Bonds in each of the seven Turnpike Bond issues since 1939 presents a different problem in calling or the remaining obligations from the last of the Turnpike Bonds dont fall due until the year the paper says the Shapp administration has been conferring with the Turnpike commission on the question since and the governor has discussed it personally with some commission of according to the inquirer Shapp said any specific comments on the plan at this time would be entirely premature because there Are not enough facts on which to base a final i am deeply concerned about the effect of interstate which has been to reduce toll revenues on the turn the governor in has had an Adverse effect on the port of Philadelphia that is just beginning to be i am aware of the problem and i am looking into All aspects of the Turnpike chairman of the five member Turnpike said he believed the added Burden that the removal of tolls would place on Pennsylvania taxpayers was out of line at this time because of increased state it not Only involves buying up outstanding Bonds and paying a penalty for doing Burlein the state also would have to begin paying for the maintenance of 470 Miles of Highway and for 230 state policemen who patrol Hyndman police car arrives soon a police obtained with in Matching funds provided through the Federal Highway safety is scheduled to arrive Htwe sometime this this was the scene at Turnpike Bedford just after a single engine plane photo crashed after an apparently wrong Way Takeoff from the Bedford Airport company the Craft flew Low Over the Holiday inn top left before hitting Power lines and crashing to Earth along the Edge of the Road on the bypass exit ramp top just beyond front of Auto at the burned area top right is where Power lines touched Down and ignited Bedford firemen quelled the Blaze and assisted below in removing three a fourth Man was Able to crawl out on the county Man critical in drag racing crash a Young Manns Choice Man was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Altoona general Hospital sunday with severe head injuries suffered in an Accident while drag racing three Miles North of state police said the injured William and Dale of re 2 Everett were racing North on 26 when the crash occurred at the foor Auto went out of ran onto the East swerved Back across the Highway and struck a police the a 1970 was broken into two pieces by the the Crawford Auto was not involved in the police a passenger in the foor Gregory of Columbia was listed in satisfactory condition at county Hospital with cuts about the head and a spokesman at county Hospital said foor was transferred to Altoona about 2 he had been listed very critical in the intensive care unit Here with a fractured Skull and possible brain foor had not regained consciousness since the spokesmen at Altoona said foor was critical in the intensive care four persons were injured Friday afternoon when their Small plane sheared Power lines and plummeted into a Field at the 220 bypass intersection just North of the Bedford Turnpike the four passenger Piper bound for Pitt crashed about while taking off from the Bedford injured were Keith Over the Conrad and Joseph All of and Jack Shuster of Shuster and Rupert underwent surgery at county Hospital Friday but a spokesman said All four were she said they suffered fractures and minor cuts and but no critical according to the plane had departed from the airports South rather than the North which is used for the South runway exits Over the area of the interchange the Bedford fire depart ment Rescue truck and one fire truck were dispatched to the in addition to the Roland Keller and Edward Blackburn Keller said he took the Pilot and one passenger to the and Blackburn and the fire each took firemen extinguished a Blaze in a grass Island at the 220bypass ignited by the severed Power state police blocked the Entrance to the bypass from the southbound lanes of due to lines across the Access the downed lines knocked out Power in the Bedford area for about 20 reports indicated Shuster had flown a Cessna aircraft to the Bedford Field about to meet the three new who were in the Carol Phillips of a guest at Holiday inn which is located within 200 feet of the crash was an eyewitness to the she said the plane flew Over 220 directly in front of the Motel with one Wing hanging lower than the miss Phillips said she at first thought the Craft would hit the when it struck the Power there was a Boom and flames As the lines were she Steve Rheault of a lifeguard a Holiday Pool also saw the he confirmed miss Phillips and said that the plane appeared about 30 feet too Rheault said he sees maybe on Page 5
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