Donald L. Tyndall, Lisa Michelle Tyndall, a Minor, Etc., Kimberly Fay Tyndall, a Minor, Etc., Donald L. Tyndall, Administrator, Etc., and Bruce Edward Tyndall, a Minor, Etc., Appellants, v. United States of America, Appellee, 430 F.2d 1180 (4th Cir. 1970)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 430 F.2d 1180 (4th Cir. 1970) October 6, 1970

Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, at Wilmington, 306 F. Supp. 266; Oren R. Lewis, Judge.

See also, D.C., 295 F. Supp. 448.

Henry L. Stevens, III, Warsaw, N. C., John Richard Newton, Southport, N. C., and George Rountree, Jr., Wilmington, N. C., on the brief, for appellants.

Warren H. Coolidge, U. S. Atty., and John R. Whitty, Asst. U. S. Atty., on the brief, for appellee.

Before SOBELOFF, BOREMAN and BRYAN, Circuit Judges.


Appellants filed this action under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671-2680, claiming damages for wrongful death and injuries received when a drunk, off-duty Marine stole a truck from the Marine Corps Air Facility near Jacksonville, North Carolina and negligently crashed into plaintiffs' automobile on a public highway. The District Court found the Marine to be solely negligent. See McAllister v. Driever, 318 F.2d 513 (4th Cir. 1963).

After careful review of the record and the briefs and appendix, we conclude that the District Court's finding is supported by the evidence.