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Truck with 30,000 Pounds of Bananas (Harry Chapin Song) Crashed Here

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Truck with 30,000 Pounds of Bananas (Harry Chapin Song) Crashed Here

Harry Chapin had a popular novelty song in 1974 about a truck carrying 30,000 pounds of bananas crashing. Unfortunately, it was about a real incident that tragically claimed the life of its driver, Eugene P. Sesky. Mr. Sesky was a hero whose efforts saved lives as he tried to control the runaway truck, and he left behind a family. Google his name and you will find much about him. The truck crashed at this corner. --- Mr. Sesky had lived at 1306 South Irving Ave., Scranton.

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Location: Site of Crash in 30,000 LBS of Bananas Song , Moosic St. and South Irving Avenue , South West Corner, Scranton, Pennsylvania, 18505, United States
Listing Category: Deaths, Died Here, Disasters, Tragedies, Accidents, Folk Music, Human Interest, Lyrics (appears in song; inspiration for), Music, News, Oddities, Solemn Cyber Plaques
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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