A new film ‘Chappaquiddick’ in in theaters Fridday. It tells the story of when Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick, Massachusetts in 1969.
Kennedy was able to escape from the submerged car but his passenger, Mary Joe Kopechne, died in the crash.
It was later revealed, Kennedy waited ten hours after the accident to call police. It’s believed Kopechne survived for several hours breathing in a small air pocket in the car.
Mary Jo’s family says the movie is the untold story.
“I’m very glad they did the movie. I think they did – these men are men of integrity.” Georgetta / Cousin
“I’m surprised it took so long. Because when they talk about it being an untold story, I don’t know why this subject hasn’t been tackled sooner. For 49 years whenever you mentioned Chappaquiddick it was always about Ted Kennedy and the focus has now shifted towards Mary Jo and rightfully so. She’s the one who lost her life that night.” William Nelson, Family Member