[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0880]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Investigators check scene of fatal car-train accident in Ardmore Friday. STATE TRAFFIC TOLL 1971 to date 788, 1970 to date 794. 71 deaths under 21: 236, An Ardmore woman was killed Friday afternoon when her car collided with a Santa Fe Railroad engine in the city limits of Ardmore. Dead is ADALEE EMMA TUCKER, 63, Ardmore. Mrs. Tucker, a waitress at Lake Murray State Lodge, was pronounced dead on arrival at an Ardmore hospital. Ardmore police said her car drove in front of the northbound Santa Fe freight. ... continued below

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Pitts, Robbie December 18, 1971.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Investigators check scene of fatal car-train accident in Ardmore Friday. STATE TRAFFIC TOLL 1971 to date 788, 1970 to date 794. 71 deaths under 21: 236, An Ardmore woman was killed Friday afternoon when her car collided with a Santa Fe Railroad engine in the city limits of Ardmore. Dead is ADALEE EMMA TUCKER, 63, Ardmore. Mrs. Tucker, a waitress at Lake Murray State Lodge, was pronounced dead on arrival at an Ardmore hospital. Ardmore police said her car drove in front of the northbound Santa Fe freight. B. A. Shawn, 46, Lone Grove, a witness to the accident, said the train was whistling when Mrs. Tucker's car drove onto the tracks, but it was only about 25 feet away. Mrs. Gale Tucker, the victim's daughter-in-law, said, "there are no signal lights, no blinkers or anything to warn that there is a train coming. There is hardly any way you can hear if you have the windows up."

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PublishDate: 12-18-1971 Oklahoman

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • December 18, 1971

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Pitts, Robbie. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0880], photograph, December 18, 1971; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc191646/: accessed July 23, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.