[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0466]

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Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "WAURIKA, Nov. 12. --- (Special.) ----- Victor Eckler, county attorney of Jefferson county, said Tuesday that manslaughter charges will be filed against Truman "Monk" Izard, 24-year-old driver of the truck which crashed Monday night into an automobile near Waurika, killing four persons and injuring seven, two of them probably fatally. "My information will allege that Izard was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed," said Eckler. The charge will be filed late Tuesday or Wednesday, he said. At the Waurika hospital, where the seven injured passengers ... continued below

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Creator: Unknown. November 12, 1935.

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

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Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "WAURIKA, Nov. 12. --- (Special.) ----- Victor Eckler, county attorney of Jefferson county, said Tuesday that manslaughter charges will be filed against Truman "Monk" Izard, 24-year-old driver of the truck which crashed Monday night into an automobile near Waurika, killing four persons and injuring seven, two of them probably fatally. "My information will allege that Izard was driving recklessly and at a high rate of speed," said Eckler. The charge will be filed late Tuesday or Wednesday, he said. At the Waurika hospital, where the seven injured passengers were taken, Dr.s D. B. Collins and J. R. Hollingsworth said two of the injured, both small girls, are near death. They are not expected to survive the day. Bodies of their mothers and of two other children, battered and mangled, lie in the Earl C. Morris undertaking establishment. The accident, Oklahoma's greatest single highway catastrophe this year, occurred early Monday night on U. S. No. 81 eight miles north of Waurika. As nine persons sat huddled in the 1929 model car and two stood on the running board, the truck roared into it from behind, killing the four instantly. As Jefferson county authorities sought to establish a complete case before filing the charge, a controversy was raging over whether the tail light of the automobile was burning. The dead are: MRS. W. V. GRIFFIN, 35 years old. MRS GEORGE GRIFFIN COWART, 18 years old, daughter of Mrs. Griffin. JUANITA GRIFFIN, 4-year-old daughter of Mrs. Griffin. JOYCE GRIFFIN, 2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Griffin. The two who are not expected to survive the day are: Rose Griffin, 9 year old, daughter of Mrs. Griffin suffering from a skull fracture and broken leg. Frances Nadine Cowart 2-year-old daughter of Mrs. Cowart, suffering from a skull fracture."

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Credit: Oklahoma City Times

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  • "Waurika, Nov. 12.", Oklahoma City Times, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,

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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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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0466], photograph, November 12, 1935; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc214467/: accessed August 19, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.