[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0587]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "STATE TRAFFIC DEATHS. Three members of a Texas family were killed and three children critically injured early Thursday when their late-model cars sailed 60 feet through the air and crashed into a 15-foot ravine on U.S. 77 4 1/2 miles north of Norman. Dead are: Ira Carl Lampley, 30, Deer Park, Texas. Neva L. Lampley, about 30, his wife. An unidentified woman believed to be Mrs. Lampley's mother. Girl Reaches Road Critically injured were the Lampley's three children, Joan, 15, Carl, 9, and a girl about 3, they are being transferred to Children's hospital in Oklahoma City from Norman Municipal hospital, where they were first treated. Joan was responsible for the accident, hidden from the road, being discovered. Despite a fractured skull, and a broken arm and other injuries, she staggered up the bank to the highway and collapsed."

Creator(s): Peterson, Dick
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: October 8, 1955
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 9
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 8, 1955
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
October 8, 1955
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "STATE TRAFFIC DEATHS. Three members of a Texas family were killed and three children critically injured early Thursday when their late-model cars sailed 60 feet through the air and crashed into a 15-foot ravine on U.S. 77 4 1/2 miles north of Norman. Dead are: Ira Carl Lampley, 30, Deer Park, Texas. Neva L. Lampley, about 30, his wife. An unidentified woman believed to be Mrs. Lampley's mother. Girl Reaches Road Critically injured were the Lampley's three children, Joan, 15, Carl, 9, and a girl about 3, they are being transferred to Children's hospital in Oklahoma City from Norman Municipal hospital, where they were first treated. Joan was responsible for the accident, hidden from the road, being discovered. Despite a fractured skull, and a broken arm and other injuries, she staggered up the bank to the highway and collapsed."

Note:

PublishDate: 10-8-1955

Physical Description:

1 photograph

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto | State | 1954-1955 | newspaper photographs
Added Title: Discovery Comes When Teenager Reaches Highway
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0587
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc203552
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image