[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0692]

Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Death car is dragged up 45-foot embankment from icy water after hurtling 75 feet across creek. INJURED WOMAN FOUND IN BARN Fatal Crash Goes Unnoticed: Edmond- A Guthrie woman was killed Friday and her dazed companion spent the bitterly cold night in a cattle barn after their auto plunged into a creek bed northwest of Edmond, it was learned Saturday. The victim was identified as Mrs. Sarah Mundell, 27. Her passenger, Mrs. Beatrice White, 26, also of Guthrie, suffered cold exposure and minor injuries. The accident occurred sometime Friday night but was not discovered until 4;15 p.m. Saturday. When rescuers approached the accident scene, Mrs. White called to them from the doorway of the barn. "She was awfully cold, but she was rational and didn't seem badly injured," said Edmond Police Chief Ray Rich. Mrs. White told officers she crawled from the wrecked car toward the lights of a farmhouse 300 yards distant. "I couldn't make it to the house, so I went into the barn to rest," she related. The R. D. Neal farm family told officers they did not hear the accident and were away from home much of the day Saturday. They were unaware that the injured woman was in the barn. She was being treated at Edmond Memorial Hospital. The death car hurtled 75 feet through the air."

Creator(s): Unknown
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: November 15, 1970
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 9
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator:
Unknown
Date(s):
  • Creation: November 15, 1970
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Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
November 15, 1970
Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Death car is dragged up 45-foot embankment from icy water after hurtling 75 feet across creek. INJURED WOMAN FOUND IN BARN Fatal Crash Goes Unnoticed: Edmond- A Guthrie woman was killed Friday and her dazed companion spent the bitterly cold night in a cattle barn after their auto plunged into a creek bed northwest of Edmond, it was learned Saturday. The victim was identified as Mrs. Sarah Mundell, 27. Her passenger, Mrs. Beatrice White, 26, also of Guthrie, suffered cold exposure and minor injuries. The accident occurred sometime Friday night but was not discovered until 4;15 p.m. Saturday. When rescuers approached the accident scene, Mrs. White called to them from the doorway of the barn. "She was awfully cold, but she was rational and didn't seem badly injured," said Edmond Police Chief Ray Rich. Mrs. White told officers she crawled from the wrecked car toward the lights of a farmhouse 300 yards distant. "I couldn't make it to the house, so I went into the barn to rest," she related. The R. D. Neal farm family told officers they did not hear the accident and were away from home much of the day Saturday. They were unaware that the injured woman was in the barn. She was being treated at Edmond Memorial Hospital. The death car hurtled 75 feet through the air."

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PublishDate: 11-11-1970

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Credit: Daily Oklahoman

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accident | Auto | State | 1970 | Daily Oklahoman photographs
Source: "Injured Woman Found In Barn", Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 11-11-1970
Added Title: Injured Woman Found In Barn
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0692
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc189327
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image