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