Gwen Kopechne

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: mother of Mary Jo Kopechne, the young woman who was a passenger in a car driven by U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy and was killed when he drove off a bridge and into a pond on Chappaquiddick Island on July 19, 1969 in one of the most-publicized automobile accidents in Massachusetts, becoming the subject of many books, documentaries and an inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which had its investigative files online.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: June 8, 1918

 

Died: December 20, 2007

 

Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania