Edward J. Kilduff, BHS 1973
Burbank Review, Monday, November 13, 1972
Burbanker Dies As Car Falls 1,000 Feet Off Cliff
A station wagon lacking tire chains dove 1,000 feet off an icy mountain road, killing a 16-year-old Burbank youth and seriously injuring two companions during the weekend.
A passenger, David Wooduff, 15, managed to claw his way up the steep canyon while suffering broken ribs and was able to notify authorities at a nearby probation camp.
A helicopter rescue team was dispatched by the U.S. Forest Service and rangers airlifted Edward Kilduff, 16, to County USC Medical Center. The Burbank youth, thrown clear of the wreckage, died a short time later of massive head injuries. Kilduff was a Burbank High senior.
The driver of the car, Mark Draper, 17, was extricated by rescue workers and airlifted to Palmdale General Hospital.
A Highway Patrolman said the youths had driven past a point on the Angeles Crest Highway where tire chains were advised because of icy conditions. Wooduff is a Burbank High junior.