[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0772]

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Paul Jacob Vaught, accused of driving a dump truck involved in a fatal accident Saturday night, was named Wednesday in a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. The charge was filed by D. K. Cunningham, assistant county attorney, who said a probe of the fatal traffic crash on I. H. 40 is continuing. Cunningham and County Attorney Curtis P. Harris said additional charges are being considered against Vaught, 46, who lives in Shawnee. Vaught surrendered to a Pottawatomie County jailer Tuesday night and said he ... continued below

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Wood, Tony July 9, 1966.

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  • Main Title: [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0772]
  • Added Title: Dump Truck Involved In Fatal Crash Is Shown Parked At Mulhall.

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Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Paul Jacob Vaught, accused of driving a dump truck involved in a fatal accident Saturday night, was named Wednesday in a felony charge of leaving the scene of an accident. The charge was filed by D. K. Cunningham, assistant county attorney, who said a probe of the fatal traffic crash on I. H. 40 is continuing. Cunningham and County Attorney Curtis P. Harris said additional charges are being considered against Vaught, 46, who lives in Shawnee. Vaught surrendered to a Pottawatomie County jailer Tuesday night and said he was the driver of a truck that blocked one lane of I/ H. 40 near Westminster Road. The car driven by Clarence E. Burns, 57, of 1511 Hummingbird , crashed into the rear of the truck`s tailgate decapitated Burns. The information filed against Vaught Wednesday listed as witnesses for the state two highway patrol officers who investigated the accident, and a couple whose car also was struck by the flying tailgate, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Earl Boen. Mrs. Boen was hospitalized with severe facial lacerations. Vaught was taken before Peace Justice Jack Freeman and arraigned on the felony charge which accuses him officially of leaving the scene of an accident which resulted in injury to person."

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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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  • July 9, 1966

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Wood, Tony. [Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0772], photograph, July 9, 1966; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc218822/: accessed August 18, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.