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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0208]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Driver Disappears After Car Plows Into City House Police Friday were looking for the driver of this car after it crashed into the home of Miss Josephine Jackson, 70, of 1011 N Phillips, late Thursday night. Chargers of reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident were filed against the license tag number of the auto. Damage to the house included boards and window screen broken, part of foundation and wall cracked and damage to a lamp inside. The car jumped the curb and traveled 56 feet before hitting the house."
Date: January 7, 1955
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0887]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A TWISTED AND CHARRED MASS of metal remained after this 1955 model auto crashed into the fourth unit of a four-unit diesel engine of the Dallas section of the Santa Fe's Texas Chief Friday at the Memorial road crossing. The driver, A. Poyntz Haskins, Dallas, Texas, insurance man, was thrown out of the car and his body was charred by the blazing auto." STATE TRAFFIC DEATHS 1956 to date, 360; July, 60 1955 to date, 311; July, 48 "An Oklahoma City, insurance man met a fiery death Friday morning when his auto crashed into the engine of the Santa Fe's Texas Chief stream liner at the Memorial road crossing and burst into flames. The victim was identified as A. Poyntz Haskins, 58, of 1232 NE 16. His age was not determined immediately because his driver's license and clothing was charred by the burning wreckage like a giant blow torch. The fatal accident occurred at 9:48 a.m. at the Memorial road crossing west of U. S. 77 --once a "bloody" crossing until the automatic signal system was installed there five years ago. F. L. Tanner, signal maintainer for the Santa Fe at Edmond said it was the first fatality at the crossing since the signal system was installed. Trooper Bob Blackburn said Haskins was traveling west on Memorial road. He had just passed a cemetery and an outdoor sign advertising Baggerley funeral home when his auto skidded 75 feet and smashed into the fourth unit of a 4-unit diesel engine pulling the Dallas section of the Texas Chief. Haskins' charred body was taken to Baggerley funeral home in Edmond. The impact hurled the auto into a metal switch box beside the track. It then knocked down a pole supporting ...
Date: January 27, 1956
Creator: Peterson, Dick
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0318]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Twenty-two cars jumped the tracks a quarter of a mile from downtown Waukomis Monday, turning this Rock Island freight train into a block-long pile of misshapen boxcars."
Date: August 9, 1955
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0889]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "TWO WERE KILLED when a Santa Fe passenger train hit this car at the SE 44 crossing Monday night. Johnny Weldon Kelly, 20, of 1160 Carter Drive, Del City, was dead on arrival at Mercy hospital. A companion, Donald Ragland, 19, of 2300 S Phillips, died later. Another passenger, Clifford Edward Hansen, 18, of 623 SE 49, was hurt. The southbound train knocked the car more than 100 feet."
Date: January 19, 1959
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0676]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Truck driver Lewis Hawkins, 106 NE 38, knew he had lost something Wednesday when he turned into an alley in the unit block NW 4."
Date: June 1, 1955
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0423.0018]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Winners of prizes in the first week of the $5,000 free statewide fishing derby of the Oklahoman and Times will be getting their awards in a day or two. Petit Charlene Cheatham helped get them on the way Thursday morning. Winners of prize for the second week will get theirs in a few days as soon as officials can check the results."
Date: July 6, 1955
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0206]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Driver Hits Two Men, Escapes A hit-and-run driver abandoned his car and left his two victims lying in the street with painful injuries early Tuesday in the 200 block W Reno. The victims, both pedestrians, were taken to Mercy hospital Clayborn Clifford Davis, 31, Binger, suffered a broken right leg and was admitted for treatment. Robert D. Alexander, 42, of 900 N Broadway, received bruises and abrasions. He was released after treatment. Police filed three complaints against the tag number of the hit-and-run driver's car left at the scene. Officers were attempting to locate the driver later Tuesday morning. Officers W.E. Davis and L.A. Gramling said they found partially-filled half-pint bottle of whiskey in the abandoned 1948 model automobile. Officer W.P. Faris said the driver first stopped after hitting the pedestrians. " He left the scene on foot while I was trying to help the two injured," he said. The two hit-and-run victims, Robert D. Alexander, left, and Clayborn Clifford Davis are shown lying on the pavement awaiting ambulances. Officers W.P. Faris, left, and W.E. Davis, are in the background."
Date: May 24, 1955
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society