[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0511]

Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Death car is wrapped around pole in Midwest City. Two young boys and a woman died as the result of a car-truck crash a few minutes before noon today when the car in which they were riding was rammed broadside by a truck at a Midwest City intersection. Two other children and the sister of the dead woman also were hurt, but apparently none of them seriously, Midwest City police said. None of the victims was immediately identified. A few hours earlier two women and a man were killed north of Lawton when their car went out of control on west US 277 and wrapped round the cab of a semi-truck. Dead in the Lawton crash are Mary L. Lams, 19, Cyril; Donald Wayne Lams, 21, Apache; Mary Elaine Claborn, 21, Apache; Also injured in the crash was Rebecca J. Thompson, 18, Apache, a passenger in the death car. She was taken to Southwestern Hospital in Lawton with internal injuries. The Highway patrol said her condition is not thought to be serious. Capt. Bill Forney of the Midwest City Police Department said the car in which the Midwest City crash victims were riding was in the intersection of SE 29 and Industrial Blvd. when struck in the right side by a 2-ton truck driven by Gary A. Jones, 30, Midwest City."

Creator(s): Taylor, Robert
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: November 17, 1969
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 27
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
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Date(s):
  • Creation: November 17, 1969
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Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
November 17, 1969
Description:

Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Death car is wrapped around pole in Midwest City. Two young boys and a woman died as the result of a car-truck crash a few minutes before noon today when the car in which they were riding was rammed broadside by a truck at a Midwest City intersection. Two other children and the sister of the dead woman also were hurt, but apparently none of them seriously, Midwest City police said. None of the victims was immediately identified. A few hours earlier two women and a man were killed north of Lawton when their car went out of control on west US 277 and wrapped round the cab of a semi-truck. Dead in the Lawton crash are Mary L. Lams, 19, Cyril; Donald Wayne Lams, 21, Apache; Mary Elaine Claborn, 21, Apache; Also injured in the crash was Rebecca J. Thompson, 18, Apache, a passenger in the death car. She was taken to Southwestern Hospital in Lawton with internal injuries. The Highway patrol said her condition is not thought to be serious. Capt. Bill Forney of the Midwest City Police Department said the car in which the Midwest City crash victims were riding was in the intersection of SE 29 and Industrial Blvd. when struck in the right side by a 2-ton truck driven by Gary A. Jones, 30, Midwest City."

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PublishDate: 11-17-1969

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Credit: Oklahoma City Times

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accident | Auto-Truck | County | 1969 | Oklahoma City Times photographs
Source: "Death Car Is Wrapped Around Pole In Midwest City", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 11-17-1969
Added Title: Death Car Is Wrapped Around Pole In Midwest City
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0511
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc194994
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image