John Sal Cocciola
John Sal Cocciola of 667 Fallon Avenue Pittsburg, California. John died when he was only 23 years old in another custom car, a 1946 Cadillac on June 25th 1950, while driving the Santa Cruz mountains. Manuel Gonsalves 22, of Oakley drove the Cadillac, and ended up hitting another car causing a head-on collision. Cocciola died enroute to the Santa Cruz County hospital, while Manuel suffered a fractured leg and lacerations. Tony Fernandez 22 of Oakley, another passenger in the Cadillac, suffered multiple cuts and bruises and a broken arm. The highway patrolmen said the crash occured in the center lane of the three-lane highway. The crash also killed a woman and injured her husband and 15 year old son.
John Sal Cocciola's Cars
John Sal Cocciola's 1938 Chevrolet Convertible
- Oakland Tribune June 26, 1950
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