[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0476]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A 65-year-old Midwest City man was killed instantly Saturday afternoon when his car was crushed beneath a giant earth mover near downtown Moore. Charlie B. Story, 302 E Ercoupe, was fatally injured when the left front of a road construction machine's trailer passed through the cab of his car nearly decapitating him, police said. Officer Larry Self, who investigated the accident at the scene, said story was driving north on Broadway when he neared the intersection of southeast 4 where the earth mover, driven by Marlin Dean Reams, 33, ... continued below

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Rutlund, Tom September 11, 1966.

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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 11 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "A 65-year-old Midwest City man was killed instantly Saturday afternoon when his car was crushed beneath a giant earth mover near downtown Moore. Charlie B. Story, 302 E Ercoupe, was fatally injured when the left front of a road construction machine's trailer passed through the cab of his car nearly decapitating him, police said. Officer Larry Self, who investigated the accident at the scene, said story was driving north on Broadway when he neared the intersection of southeast 4 where the earth mover, driven by Marlin Dean Reams, 33, Norman, was approaching from the east. Story apparently disregarded a flagman at the intersection and turned east onto southeast 4 into the path of the oncoming earthmover, Self said. the victim, apparently realizing his mistake, then backed up to the intersection and around the corner -- then headed north again. the car hit the left side of the earth mover at a point somewhere near the front of the giant machine, Self said. The front end of the auto was crushed beneath the mover's trailer as it passed over the car. Story was not pinned inside the auto although a wrecker was needed to disengage the vehicle from the earth mover, the officer said."

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PublishDate: 9-11-1966

Credit: Daily Oklahoman

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  • Daily Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 09-11-1966

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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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  • September 11, 1966

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  • Oct. 11, 2013, 8:30 p.m.

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Rutlund, Tom. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0476], photograph, September 11, 1966; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc210981/: accessed August 20, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.