[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0503]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Two Edmond school teachers died in this car when it collided head-on with the heavy truck-trailer (shown in background) at NE Memorial Park road and Eastern Wednesday night. Note the heavy Pipe which rammed through side and back window of the car. the pipe, however, missed both victims who were crushed against the dashboard. -- Two Edmond teachers were killed Wednesday night when the car in which they were riding collided head-on with a heavy semi-trailer truck near NE Memorial Park road and Eastern. The victims were identified by ... continued below

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Kaho, C. J. November 19, 1959.

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Two Edmond school teachers died in this car when it collided head-on with the heavy truck-trailer (shown in background) at NE Memorial Park road and Eastern Wednesday night. Note the heavy Pipe which rammed through side and back window of the car. the pipe, however, missed both victims who were crushed against the dashboard. -- Two Edmond teachers were killed Wednesday night when the car in which they were riding collided head-on with a heavy semi-trailer truck near NE Memorial Park road and Eastern. The victims were identified by state troopers as: Mrs. Dixie Emma Smith, 38, of two miles southeast of Edmond; Miss Willie Milam, 40, 820 1/2 NW 21, Oklahoma City. Driver of the truck, Raymond Cecil Riggs, 45, of 1329 SW 36, escaped serious injury. Troopers said he suffered bruises and minor head cuts. Troopers Lyle Baker and Ray Rich identified the driver of the death car as Mrs. Smith. She is the wife of Lothar Smith, employed by the state fire inspection office and a former Edmond fireman. ---Women Pinned in Wreck--- Both victims were pinned in the wreckage. Troopers said Mrs. Smith was killed instantly. Miss Milam died en route to Edmond Hospital. Riggs told troopers he was driving 30 miles an hour at the time of the accident. He said the car, driven by Mrs. Smith, was passing another truck and ran head-on into his truck. Riggs' truck-trailer was loaded with heavy pipe and a fuel tank. One six-inch pipe crashed through the windows of the automobile. Both women taught classes in College Campus school at Central State College and were well known to Edmond residents."

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PublishDate: 11-20-1952

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 11-20-1952

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

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  • November 19, 1959

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Kaho, C. J. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0503], photograph, November 19, 1959; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc192816/: accessed July 26, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.