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Four Killed When 22,000-Pound Coil Falls on Car

August 6, 1991

HILL ISLAND, Ontario (AP) _ A 22,000-pound aluminum coil fell off a truck and smashed into a car, killing four family members and critically injuring a fifth, police said.

Tractor-trailer driver Harold Meagher, 50, of Cape Vincent, N.Y., was charged with dangerous driving causing death in the accident Monday just north of the U.S. border, Ontario Provincial police said today.

Killed were the driver of the car, William Quinlan, 59, of Rochester, N.Y., his wife, Margeurite, 57, their son-in-law, Robert Homola, 34, of Abilene, Texas, and his son John, 8, police said.

Homola’s daughter Jennifer, 12, was in critical condition today at Kingston Hospital, he said.

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