This Day in History: 1957-03-27
Mrs. Rose Kulken Conklin of Valley Road, Mahwah was killed as she ran her car into the rear of a slow moving truck on mile hill just south of the Upper Saddle River border on Route 17. She was dead upon arrival at Valley Hospital in Ridgewood. Michael J. Evans of Kingston, N. Y., the driver of the truck told the police that he was moving up the hill toward the Ramsey light when he “felt a bump” at the back of his truck. He stopped to investigate and found Mrs. Conklin’s wrecked car. Mrs. Conklin was a nurse at the Teaneck Holy Name Hospital in … She was born in Midland Park and was survived by her 1-year-old son Mark, her husband Edward and her mother. Her death was the first traffic fatality in Ramsey in 1957.