|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1928|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1986|
Article that appeared in the Bethlehem Globe-Times on Friday, March 28, 1986:
HEAD-ON CRASH HILLS LOWER SAUCON MAN
A Lower Saucon Township man was killed and his wife and a Hellertown man were injured Thursday night in a head-on collision on Bingen Road, township police said.
David Jennings, 57, of Old Mill Road was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:55 P.M. by Northampton County deputy coroner Ed Madden. Jennings was a bricklayer for George Maurer Masonry in Lower Saucon Township.
Jennings' wife Anna, 58, was reported in serious but stable condition this morning by officials at St. Luke's Hospital. She suffered cuts, bruises, and a possible concussion in the crash, officials said.
Lower Saucon patrolman Gerald Young said Jennings died after a car traveling north on Bingen Road struck Jennings' car, which was heading south. The accident occurred near the intersection of Quarter Mile Road.
Young said his northbound car, driven by Darren Bauder, 19, of 95 Hess Ave., Hellertown, was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crossed the center line and entered the southbound land, striking the Jennings vehicle. Northampton County emergency personnel said the accident was reported at 8:15 P.M.
Emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to remove victims from the vehicles.
Bauder was treated at St. Luke's for multiple cuts, bruises and a sprained ankle and released early this morning, a spokesman said.
Emergency personnel on the scene sought a fourth party in the accident after a witness, who arrived on the scene seconds after the crash, said she saw a person running through the woods nearby. Police later found the fourth person, William Paolini, 21, at his home at 151 Chestnut St., Hellertown.
Police said Paolini fled the scene and hitchhiked hoe. He was taken to St. Luke's, treated for multiple scrapes and bruises and released, according to a hospital spokesman.
The Se-Wy-Co Fire Co. and ambulance and the Dewey Ambulance Co. responded to the accident, Young said. Officials at the scene warned bystanders to stay back because of fluids, possibly acid and gasoline, leaking from the two vehicles.
Death Notice as it appeared in the Bethlehem Globe-Times on Friday, March 28, 1986:
DAVID R. JENNINGS
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 A.M. Monday at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Colesville for David R. Jennings, 57, of Old Mill Road, Bethlehem R. 4, who died Thursday in an auto accident in Lower Saucon Township. The funeral will be held at 9 A.M. Monday from the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad Street, Bethlehem. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery, Bethlehem. Call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Mr. Jennings was the husband of Ann Fuchs Jennings. The couple celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary last September.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of Edward and Catherine Jennings of Hollywood, Fla.
For the past four years, he was a bricklayer for George Maurer Masonry Co., Lower Saucon. Prior to that, he worked Earl Smith Contractors, Emmaus, for many years.
Mr. Jennings was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Colesville.
He was an Army veteran.
Surviving with his wife and parents are a daughter, Mrs. Robert McDaniel, at home; three brothers, John of Coopersburg, Edward of Orlando, Fla., and Richard of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Belskis of Philadelphia and Mrs. Marian Dugan of Bethlehem, and a granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Colesville.
Edward J Jennings (1906 - 1988)
Catherine Caroline Troxell Jennings (1908 - 1991)
Katherine Mary Jennings Belskis (1927 - 2002)*
David Richard Jennings (1928 - 1986)
Edward Joseph Jennings (1930 - 2004)*
Holy Saviour Cemetery
Created by: Dugan Family Archives
Record added: Apr 06, 2013
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