[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0511]

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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 ... continued below

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Taylor, Robert November 17, 1969.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection and was provided by Oklahoma Historical Society to The Gateway to Oklahoma History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 33 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0511]
  • Added Title: Death Car Is Wrapped Around Pole In Midwest City

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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

Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • "Death Car Is Wrapped Around Pole In Midwest City", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 11-17-1969

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Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection

The Oklahoma Publishing Company, the parent company of many prominent Oklahoma newspapers, amassed a significant collection of photographs that span more than a century. The wide variety of photographs accompanied stories in the newspapers.

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  • November 17, 1969

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Taylor, Robert. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0511], photograph, November 17, 1969; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc194994/: accessed November 18, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.