Senator Ted Kennedy, Chappaquiddick, Chappaquiddick Island discussed on Reality Life with Kate Casey

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All right. Well, the the last one that I wanted to ask you about is one that I'm particularly interested in. It's the mystery of Chappaquiddick. Chappaquiddick was single vehicle car accident that occurred on Chappaquiddick island in Massachusetts on Friday, July eighteenth nineteen sixty nine. The late night accident was caused by Senator Ted Kennedy's, negligence and resulted in the death of his twenty eight year old passenger Mary Jo Kopechne e who was trapped inside the vehicle according to his testimony Kennedy accidentally drove his car off the one lane bridge and into the tide swept pond. He swam free left the scene and did not report that accident to the police for ten hours Kopechne. He died inside the fully submerged car. The next day, the car with Capac news body inside was recovered by diver minutes before Kennedy, reported the accidents, local authorities, Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of leaving the scene of a crash causing personal injury. And later received a two month suspended jail sentence. The incident became a nationally known scandal while occurring during the Apollo eleven moon landing and likely influenced Kennedy's decision to campaign for president in nineteen seventy two and nineteen seventy six. The incident at Chappaquiddick has become. Talked about in the media again, because one, there's a movie that came out about Chappaquiddick this summer also because there's a fantastic podcast that I recommend everybody listened to called cover up. It is done in in collaboration with people magazine. And when you listen to the interviews of people that were alive then and involved, it seems like the the incident which seem pretty cut and dry in nine hundred sixty nine is actually quite a quite a bit more complicated. So I wanted to get your your feedback on it because I'm wondering now if Ted Kennedy even knew the Kopechne was in the back of the car, and there was a third person in the car. Okay. No. So now I, I get a few things. So he was definitely drunk. I mean, I don't know if that's obvious. And. I don't know if he was trying to avoid hitting something, but he he took a wrong turn. And then I feel like there was some other impetus like he was trying to avoid something that that caused him to go off the bridge. And it's really sad because I feel like he tried really hard to get her out, but he was really drunk and. He just knew that he wasn't going to be able to do it. And the sad part is I don't think it took a little while to to die, but. Feels really gross. I don't know how to put it. Why were they in the car together? Was this a romantic thing or they just were having a conversation? No, it was romantic for sure. He would. I feel like they were going. The, yeah, they were going to hotel room together. That was the intention. What was the other thing that was coming up with. The other thing that I'm getting is that if if cell phones were around this mystery would be solved because. The the reason why everything took so long as he was so afraid to be, you know, cast in a downward light that he called his, you know, people to see what he should do, and I feel like if he go back to the the scene, yeah, he went to try and get, you know, get her out. I did not see this movie by the way..

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