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 County: Washington County, IN
[Photograph 2012.201.b1270.0474]

[Photograph 2012.201.b1270.0474]

Date: 1956
Creator: Associated Press
Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Bob Sweikert of Indianapolis, winner of last year's Indianapolis 500-mile auto race, was killed Sunday when his own sprint car leaped over a guard rail, sailed through a photographer's booth (injuring two) and burst into flames in a nearby field. (Survived by wife Dolores, and three children; Lynette, 10; Stephen, 7; and Johnene, 2 1 / 2)"