Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 22, 1977 · Page 26
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 26

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, June 22, 1977
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.REPUBU(i f -MAIL . fi-B Wed., Jun. 22, '77 The Arizona Republic Wreck investigators -learn in crash course - By SUSAN LEONARD ' To those who were watching, the coming crash of two cars was as ' exciting as a space shot Indeed, it had some of the same atmosphere. "K-minus five minutes and. counting," the an- nouncer said over a loud-speaker. The observers began to I quiet . I "K-minus three minutes." r"C:ihinus 30 seconds." I It grew quieter. Department of Transportation, Baird said. He said the company expects to train ISO to 200 accident investigation personnel from throughout the United States in the next eight months. The federal government has ordered each state to set up a multidiscipnnary collision inspection team, he said. "Ttventy seconds. 15. 10. 15, I 3, 2, 1. 0. Roll'er ;utr -. - -r.-A' 1963 Buick, with two lllummy passengers, sped t. o W ri ' a quarter-mile -'.track! It was traveling at ?40.21 miles per hour when "Mt elammed broadside into -a 1965 Rambler, which ..also had two dummies. T he" Rambler, which was stationary, was driven back about 25 feet, the nose of the Buick jam-m e d into the driver's door.; " The-dummies flopped about in all directions. The witnesses, members of a -two-week course on fcfultidisciplinary Highway Collision Investigation trTraining conducted by 'Dynamic Science Inc., in jjeer vauey, rusnea io m-Ietect the damage. JThe dummy in the Quick's passenger seat appeared to get the worst M it its lacerated head .hanging half way out of the windshield. t-' The driver of the Ram-t bier was lying against the thack of a broken seat. ,lThe dummy was covered rith shattered glass from .the door's window. . ; If the dummies had r-jisen real, all four prob-l ably would have required 'Jtpspital treatment, according to Jack D. Baird, manager of western ''operations for Dynamic 'Science, Inc. V "We're trying to show ,1 n e students an actual I collision like what they've e e n studying," Baird aid. "They'll have to reconstruct the whole accident back in the -classroom." The class, attended by ' 38 students from 17 states, lis the second of five train-,1 n g courses Dynamic , -Services is holding under a contract with the U.S. Mining bill amended by DeConcini "We are trying to estab lish a uniform accident investigation system," Baird said. "The federal government wants a 1 1 accidents investigated under the same rules. There hasn't. been any compatibility on in-depth accident investigation until now." The students, who have been meeting since June 13, spend some evenings studying local accidents in addition to their class room work in the day, Woman says slain businessman, sought to pay off contract killer Associated Press Repuolic North Carolina students Beverly Orr, left, and Bob Daniel inspect one of the photo by Earl McCartney wrecked cars. TUCSON Tucson businessman Charles Curtis Morgan apparently feared that there was a contract to kill him and he wanted to pay $60,000 to buy off the. contract, authorities reported Tuesday. An unidentified woman contacted sheriffs officials Monday night and said Morgan told her of the contract. Morgan was found shot to death Saturday in the desert near Sells. Clarence Dupnik, chief Pima County sheriff's deputy, said he believed the woman's story and claimed it helped explain Morgan's whereabouts for 10 days before he was found dead. During that time, Morgan had been reported missing. According to the woman, Morgan was holed up in a local motel trying to contact whoever wanted to kill him, Dupnik said. He said the woman told of visiting Morgan at the motel several times. Dupnik said the woman told him that Morgan showed her $60,000 in cash that he said he was going to use to buy off a contracted killer. "If they accept this, then everything will be all right," Morgan reportedly told the woman. She said he did not tell her who was trying to kill him or why. Morgan last month refused "physical protection" offered by the state after he gave a sworn deposition in an investigation for the state Banking Department, Attorney General Bruce Babbitt- aid. Babbitt declined to say more about .the "investigation. It was undetermined if Morgan's death was connected to his participation in the probe. The Federal Bureau f Investigation entered the case Tuesday to determine if there had been a violation of organized crime laws, said Leon Gaskill, special agent-in-charge of Tfi Arizona FBI office. . Morgan's lawyer said the investigation involved Banco International " 'tie Arizona, from which Morgan recently borrowed $30,000. Bank officials, however, said they doubted that Morgan had given information against the bank because he was friendly with them. Morgan, 39, president of Statewide Escrow Service Inc., was found dead with a bullet wound in the head. A gun was found nearby and he was wearing a, buj-letproof vest. Detectives said they have. not classified the death as a homicide,", adding that the possibility of suicide jstll was being studied. Dupnik said the woman descriDeif'a money-filled briefcase that Morgan showed her at the motel. He said the description matched a briefcase found in Morgan's car, which was parked near where Morgan's body was found.; The briefcase was filled with business papers. Republic Bureau i WASHINGTON - The Secretary of Labor would be required to wait for 'recommendations of advi-l ory committees before Changing mine safety hi regulations under an I ' amendment bv Sen. Den J'nis DeConcini, D-Aru, to j:si mine safety bill. i The DeConcini amend J-riient was accepted by the .Senate during debate Tuesday. 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