The Rest of the Story …
Despite all the rumors, Jayne Mansfield was not decapitated. Those widely circulated police photos show a bloody wig at the accident site. Jaynes body was intact if not severely traumatized.
Also there was no fog or mosquito spray – that was a myth just like the “beheading”. The spray truck was not spraying. The police report and eyewitnesses said visibility was good.
Sam Brody died by having his forehead pushed-in along its width by his head hitting the metal-reinforced dashboard (no seatbelt requirements in those days and in any case only two front lap belts – might have kept Jayne in the car if she’d been wearing one). Ronnie Harrison the driver (who had a child on the way) had his skull crushed by the non-collapsible steering wheel, which also caused internal injuries with bleeding.
After the horrible accident that took Jayne’s life, you probably have seen one of those reflector-tape adorned bars hanging below the tractor-trailer in front of you at a red light or out on the highway. Turns out it’s known as a Mansfield bar, and it didn’t used to appear on truck trailers. It’s designed to help prevent you from recreating its namesake’s death. So in some small way, Jayne Mansfield is probably responsible for saving hundreds of lives over the years.
Final Resting Place:
1138 Middletown Road
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, 18072
Grave Location:Section S
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery drive to the second tree on your left and park. Walk 16 rows into the center section on your right and you will see the 6-foot heart-shaped monument that marks the final resting place of the lovely Jayne Mansfield.
Grave Location GPS40.86227139630447, -75.24002922417297
Visiting The Grave:
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- Published Obituary
- Wikipedia Entry
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