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Jack Donald Boyd, BHS 1967

The Burbank Leader, Saturday, November 26, 1988

A Burbank man was killed when the car he was driving on the Long Beach Freeway collided with a tractor-trailer.

J.D. Boyd, who graduated from Burbank High School in 1967, died about 7 a.m. Tuesday when his car struck the rig on the northbound Long Beach Freeway near Del Amo Boulevard, according to California Highway Patrol Sgt. Chris Madigan. Boyd's wife, Elaine, was treated for minor injuries and released. Madigan said in a prepared statement.
Boyd and his wife were traveling in their 1984 Volvo when the tractor-trailer swerved across the highway and jackknifed, according to the report. The Boyd's car was dragged about 1,000 feet after it became entangled with the trailer, the report stated. It wasn't known how fast either vehicle was traveling or what caused the truck to swerve.

A third car was involved in the accident, but wasn't known if any passengers in that vehicle were injured. All four lanes were closed from 11:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. while the accident was being investigated.

Boyd's uncle, Vince Swanson of Placentia, said Boyd worked for Union Pacific Railroad and worked with underprivileged children though he and his wife had no children. "He was a super guy and a real people person." Swanson said of Boyd, who played varsity football for Burbank High School in the mid-1960s.
Obituary: Jack D. Boyd II, 39, died November 22, 1988. He was a resident of Burbank. Services are 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Old North Church in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Survivors include wife Elaine, parents Jack and Merle; brother Scott and grandmother Esther Burcham.

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