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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0671]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SMASHED EDMOND POLICE CAR is towed away after the driver, Sgt. Gary Cooper, swerved to avoid a stopped school bus at U.S. 66 and Air Depot Road Monday and ran off the road. The police unit, which was pursuing armed and robbery suspects, flipped over and came to rest partially submerged in a farm pond. Cooper and another Edmond officer in the car, George M. Meador, suffered minor injuries."
Date: March 14, 1977
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0408]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Driver Roger D. Clawson, 27, Mount Pleasant, Texas, escaped with minor injuries, but his flatbed tractor rig was a mess after overturning about 5 AM today and strewing 800-pound lengths of oil field drill casing across the northbound lanes of I-35 at the Lindsey overpass in Norman."
Date: December 30, 1977
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0405]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Driver Darrell Blankeship escaped injury about 10:30 AM today when his Oklahoma Transportation Department mowing machine overturned and burst into flames at the SE 15 overpass on I-35."
Date: October 31, 1977
Creator: White, Perry
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0734]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A crash that claimed two lives left possessions of five members of a California family strewn for 100 feet along I-40 on Friday."
Date: June 17, 1977
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0677]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "TIRE BLOWOUT sent this car careening through a guardrail off the westbound lane of I-40 and Anderson road Monday evening but no one was seriously injured. Driver of the car, Darlene Bull, 14, Midwest City, was admitted to Midwest City Hospital for observation with a broken nose, the highway patrol said. Her four passengers were treated and released."
Date: October 31, 1977
Creator: Vahlberg, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0406]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Traffic backs up 3 miles on I-35 near NE 2 Monday after a semi-trailer truck swerved to avoid a slowing car at 2;30 p.m. and slammed into a concrete embankment, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said."
Date: June 13, 1977
Creator: Reed, Monty
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1191]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Train Derails, Spilling Corn, Seven cars of a 95-car freight derailed on the Rock Island main line just south of downtown Oklahoma City Wednesday night, spilling an ocean of corn kernels by the tracks. Six of the seven cars, all of which were apparently loaded with corn, tumbled off the rail bed after gouging up 200 feet of track."
Date: January 27, 1977
Creator: Southerland, Paul
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0409]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Beer truck lies on its side after colliding with a car at the intersection of Sheridan and Shartel about 6:30 PM Tuesday."
Date: June 18, 1974
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0746]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Sunday Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Trucker Markie Len Bare foot was only shaken up when his truck jumped up on the concrete parapet of a bridge on the H. E. BAILEY TURNPIKE OVER SH 62 North of Lawton."
Date: May 8, 1977
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0672]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "HOT CHILI smolders in the wreckage of a semi-truck after the rig missed a turn on a fog-shrouded multi lane bridge south on Ft. Sill on U.S. 277, slammed into a guard rail and plunged down an embankment early Tuesday. The wreck burst into flames, igniting much of the truck's cargo -- 45,000 pounds of El Paso chili. The driver, Don Riffel, of Moore, escaped."
Date: October 25, 1977
Creator: John, Lisa
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1202]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A jumble of rail wheels and cars blocks Rock Island tracks near Sarah Road in far west Oklahoma City where 13 cars of 85-car train jumped the tracks early today. Railroad crews hoped to have the main rail line open later today. No one was injured in the derailment which dumped cars loaded with plywood, macaroni and steel."
Date: October 6, 1977
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0412]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A Dallas truck driver, Leonard F. Howard, escaped injury late Tuesday night after wedging his semi-trailer truck under an overpass."
Date: May 25, 1977
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0673]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SMASHED VEHICLES lay by the side of I-40 two miles east of El Reno Saturday night after a grinding head-on collision that killed three persons and injured two others. Officials said the pickup truck, shown above, driven by an El Reno man, was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of the highway when it collided with an oncoming car carrying four Virginia persons. Both drivers were killed and a woman passenger in the car also died."
Date: July 16, 1977
Creator: Engh, Eric
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0751]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Sunday Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "SURVEYING THE WRECKAGE are driver Jerry Toone, left, 25, and his partner Ray Harmon, who escape serious injury when this semi-trailer truck overturned Saturday morning when it failed to make a turn onto the ramp at the intersection of I-40 and Morgan Road."
Date: August 20, 1977
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society