Pennsylvania: night of bar-hopping ended at Legion Hall; John J. McGough charged with DUI homicide in death of his pal Edward Banes


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From The Delaware County Daily Times

A Springfield man allegedly told police he was “annihilated” minutes after a vicious Friday night car crash that claimed the life of his longtime friend and injured another driver near the intersection of State and Golfview roads.

Edward M. Banes, a 51-year-old husband and father of five, died at Springfield Hospital less than an hour after the accident.

The driver of the car Banes was riding in, John J. McGough, 46, also of Springfield, was arrested Monday and charged with homicide by vehicle while under the influence, five counts of DUI, aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI, reckless driving, careless driving and exceeding the speed limit by 10 mph. ….MORE


EDWARD M. BANES, age 51, on Dec. 26, 2014, of Springfield, PA. Beloved son of Doris Banes and the late John E. Banes. Loving husband of Linda Banes (nee Conaghan). Devoted father of Edward, Mark, John, Annemarie, and Thomas. Brother of Kathleen, Nancy, Peggy, Eileen, Patty, Stephen and Christine. Predeceased by his brother John. Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation Tuesday 4PM to 7PM St. Dorothy Church. Funeral Mass Wednesday 10:30 A.M. in the Church. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. Contributions in Eddie’s memory to St. Dorothy Church, 4910 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026.(O’LEARY F.H., Springfield, PA)

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