William D. Lewis | posted Apr 26th 2010
Three people are dead after a Saturday accident in Campbell, OH.
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I'm sure the campbell pd knew the id of these people a few hours after the accident. They could have gotten the information from the vehicle's plate and started talking to family members.
And the NY police thought they knew who died in the car crash in the story below.
NY police tell parents that son is dead _ he's not
(AP) – 1 day ago
NEW YORK — Police told a family that their youngest son had been killed in a car crash with a tractor-trailer. It took 90 minutes for the parents to realize their son hadn't been in the car at all — and was at home, asleep.
Alfred and Geri Esposito of Mastic Beach were told Saturday that their son Freddy and another passenger had been killed in a collision in Pennsylvania. A trooper had found the driver's license of 26-year-old Alfred "Freddy" Esposito III in the hands of one of the dead men.
Calls were made to relatives, and someone was sent to tell his grandmother.
Older brother Chris Esposito rushed home from work Saturday to find Freddy asleep at the Bay Shore home they shared. He thought he was seeing a ghost.
The deceased was later identified as 18-year-old Paul Richards of Santa Cruz, Calif. — Freddy Esposito's one-time frat brother.
The Espositos say they do not know why Richards had a copy of their son's license.
Capt. James Murtin, commanding officer of Pennsylvania State Police's Troop N, apologized for the error. He said the identification was based on Esposito's license and a "general match" with Richards.
Alfred Esposito Jr. said he feels lucky. "I vacillate between being overjoyed and being overcome with grief, like it really happened, but then I say, 'Stop it,'" he said. "I have my son."
Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com
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Knowledge of the identity doesn't solve all issues. The Red Cross could not contact a sibling in the military until confirmation was given by the coroner. The funeral plans could not even begin until condition of the body was known.
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