Emilio Hernandez worked at Smith's orchard in El Mirage near Phoenix, and who was reportedly making plans for a trip to Florida. Ted persuaded Emilio to allow him to go along. Emilio and his friends set out in a car that cost very little, without a map or considering the weather, but believed they'd make it. Emilio knew little about driving in icy conditions, and he had a minor accident that could have been serious. Eventually, he turned the wheel over to Ted.
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