Ted Kennedy and the Chappaquiddick Accident
On the night of 18/19th July in 1969, the U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy had left a party and was driving his black Oldsmobile sedan when it went off a bridge and landed in Poucha Pond on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts.
Kennedy survived the accident but 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, did not. Kennedy fled the scene and did not report the accident for nearly ten hours.