[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0962]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Train turned death car into twisted metal. An Oklahoma City man was killed Friday night when a passenger train hit his car near NW 92 and Western. Lee Bougdon Cocklin, 75, of 1125 NW 92, was killed when his late model car was hit by a north-bound Santa Fe Railway train, police said. Cocklin was traveling west when he was hit by a northbound Texas Chief, which was making its first trip through Oklahoma since the short-lived rail strike. E.O. Chaddock, superintendent of the Santa Fe downtown depot ... continued below

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Pate, Dave December 11, 1970.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0962]
  • Added Title: Train Turned Death Car Into Twisted Metal.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Train turned death car into twisted metal. An Oklahoma City man was killed Friday night when a passenger train hit his car near NW 92 and Western. Lee Bougdon Cocklin, 75, of 1125 NW 92, was killed when his late model car was hit by a north-bound Santa Fe Railway train, police said. Cocklin was traveling west when he was hit by a northbound Texas Chief, which was making its first trip through Oklahoma since the short-lived rail strike. E.O. Chaddock, superintendent of the Santa Fe downtown depot at its normally scheduled time, 5:40 p.m. and that flashers were in operation when the train approached the intersection. The south-bound Chief had been held up in Chicago due to the Thursday strike. Lt. O.W. Ardry, traffic division, said Cocklin was dead on arrival at Baptist Memorial Hospital from internal injuries he received."

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PublishDate: 12-12-1970 Oklahoman

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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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  • December 11, 1970

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Pate, Dave. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0962], photograph, December 11, 1970; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc198725/: accessed July 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.