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Missing Stop Sign Causes Collision That Killed Two

March 4, 1987

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ Someone pulled a stop sign from its post and used it as a shooting target, and two men died in a smash-up in the unmarked intersection, police say.

The sign was lying face down on the ground when Richard Dary drove his car through the intersection Tuesday and into the path of a pickup truck, according to the highway patrol.

Dary, 50, of Boynton, N.J., and passenger John Hulpa, 65, of Orlando, were killed, troopers said.

The pickup’s driver, Richard Llewellyn, 51, did not see Dary’s car until it was too late, said Patrol investigator S.A. Walter.

Llewellyn received minor injuries. Dary’s son Douglas, 18, was hospitalized with a broken leg and other injuries, and a third passenger, James Graf, 23, of Cresskill, N.J., suffered a skull fracture.

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