Sunday, September 25, 2005

Revealed: the truth behind the crash that killed James Dean

From The Telegraph: For James Dean fans it has been the ultimate unsolved riddle. Just who was behind the wheel the day the actor, only 24, died?

For 50 years, since his death in a car crash on September 30, 1955, Dean has been portrayed as a daredevil driver whose speeding and recklessness on the road caused his own death.

James Dean
American icon: James Dean

Now, new evidence has emerged proving that not only was Dean driving safely, but at a much lower speed than was believed at the time.

Check out the article for more. This was a death that had a big impact on me as a young guy.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

Did they mention the fresh-baked pies he was delivering to a retirement home that trip?

The "left side" of a car, BTW, is the driver's side. That's the American driver's side.