National Affairs: Ten in a Sedan

On the evening before Raymond Matlock's eighth birthday, his family headed for Washington, N.J., 15 miles south of the Matlock farm, to buy presents for his party. Packed into the new Matlock sedan were Raymond and nine relatives: father at the wheel, mother, brother, three sisters, grandmother, two aunts.

After the Matlocks started south, a northbound trailer truck driven by John Scarantino passed through Washington. Three miles outside Washington, Scarantino (whose New Jersey driving rights were revoked last year when he failed to appear in court on a charge of passing on a...

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