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This Day in History: 1985-12-22

April 1, 1958 – December 22, 1985

Dennes Dale “D.” Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen)

Boon was killed in a van accident in the Arizona desert on Interstate 10. Because he had been sick with fever, Boon was lying down in the rear of the van without a seatbelt when the rear axle broke and the van ran off the road. Boon was thrown out the back door of the van and died instantly from a broken neck. He was 27 years old.

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