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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0880]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Investigators check scene of fatal car-train accident in Ardmore Friday. STATE TRAFFIC TOLL 1971 to date 788, 1970 to date 794. 71 deaths under 21: 236, An Ardmore woman was killed Friday afternoon when her car collided with a Santa Fe Railroad engine in the city limits of Ardmore. Dead is ADALEE EMMA TUCKER, 63, Ardmore. Mrs. Tucker, a waitress at Lake Murray State Lodge, was pronounced dead on arrival at an Ardmore hospital. Ardmore police said her car drove in front of the northbound Santa Fe freight. B. A. Shawn, 46, Lone Grove, a witness to the accident, said the train was whistling when Mrs. Tucker's car drove onto the tracks, but it was only about 25 feet away. Mrs. Gale Tucker, the victim's daughter-in-law, said, "there are no signal lights, no blinkers or anything to warn that there is a train coming. There is hardly any way you can hear if you have the windows up."
Date: December 18, 1971
Creator: Pitts, Robbie
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1091]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A mass of wreckage resulted when an army helicopter crashed into this compact car on U. S. 270 east of Shawnee Sunday killing the pilot army reservist CWO James Elward Sivils, 28, of Shawnee. The copter crashed near the automobile driven by Preston L. Keel, after it struck power lines along the highway. Keel, his wife, Dorothy and their daughter, Tami Lyn, 3, escaped injury."
Date: June 1, 1964
Creator: A & G PHOTO SHOP
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0588]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Amcare workers assist Robert Bachtel who was injured when his northbound cement truck ran off the Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City and overturned at the NW 50 exit at about 3:30 p.m. Monday."
Date: December 1, 1980
Creator: Buehner, Jeff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0493]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Glasses in a pool of blood were mute testimony to dangerous driving conditions int he Oklahoma City area Monday. These glasses were found in a car involved in the 2-car collision in Midwest City."
Date: February 6, 1961
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0740]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Jackknifed on icy I-40 at Midwest Boulevard, truck clogged traffic and caused a seven-vehicle pileup in which one person was killed."
Date: December 7, 1978
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1090]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crashed helicopter which was to have carried Santa Claus to a Kiowa, Kan., parade Saturday is viewed by neighbors after it struck an electrical line and plunged to the ground near Alva."
Date: December 15, 1963
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0305]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Cityan Seriously Hurt as Spinning Car Pins Him Down, An Oklahoma City man was seriously injured Saturday when this car overturned 2 1/2 times and landed on its top four miles east of the city on NE 23. The driver, James A. Maple, 23, of 2821 N Robinson, was pinned inside the car until officers freed him. He was taken to Mercy hospital with chest and head injuries."
Date: September 12, 1953
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.1196]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "WET STREETS led to the destruction of this car and the injury of three persons in a two-car accident at Reno and Agnew Sunday afternoon. The occupants of the car, Mrs. Lola McBride, 43 of 2452 NW 1, and her sons Curtis, 12, and Gary, 15, all suffered broken bones and other injuries and were in serious condition at Mercy Hospital."
Date: December 5, 1971
Creator: Pate, Dave
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.1203]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "One driver apparently couldn't wait to be welcomed at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Brock, at 808 SW 24. The car traveled across the Brock's lawn, climbed over a pole supporting the roof and crashed through the living room wall."
Date: October 25, 1971
Creator: Albright, Bob
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0747]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "The driver and a passenger in this cab escaped serious injury when their truck and trailer, carrying 20 tons of hanging beef, overturned about 2 a.m. this morning at the I-35, I-40 interchange."
Date: August 26, 1977
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0993]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Swede Savage's car explodes as it rams the inside wall coming out of the fourth turn. Savage managed to survive but suffered severe burns and broken bones."
Date: May 31, 1973
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0717]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The driver of this freight truck, M. W. Ellis, came out of the wreck with just a bump on his head and some bruises."
Date: February 23, 1946
Creator: Meek, Richard B.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0879]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "WRECKED TRUCK lies at scene of fatal wreck east of Edmond Friday afternoon. Mrs. Judith Ann Powell, an occupant of a compact car which collided with the big trailer-truck, was killed. Another occupant of the car, Mrs. Rosanne Conn, and the truck driver, Roger Freeman, escaped serious injury although Freeman was trapped in the overturned cab for more than a hour."
Date: November 20, 1971
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0876]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "DERAILMENT of a Frisco Railway freight train early Thursday two miles northeast of Jones scattered 10 cars across the right of way in a rural area, smashing power lines poles and disrupting train service for several hours."
Date: March 21, 1968
Creator: Taylor, Robert
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0744]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Burned out toll gate has been cleared of debris, in background, so Bailey Turnpike traffic can get through after truck smashup and fire."
Date: March 23, 1978
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0752]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "WORKERS CLEAR wreckage on U.S. 270 near Watonga on Saturday after a truck overturned the night before and spilled low radioactive material."
Date: August 28, 1976
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1122]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "AMBULANCE ATTENDANTS and crowd gather around Mike McKim, 18 of 3228 Diana Drive, before McKim and Joe Crist, 17, of 4148 N Libby, were taken to a hospital Saturday after their motorcycle struck a hump in the road one block north of Hefner on MacArthur Blvd. Traffic officer Bill Kirkwood said McKim lost control of the bike about 4:30 p.m. and the pair was thrown clear of the cycle which traveled some 237 feet down the road. McKim was admitted to Baptist Medical Center for a possible concussion after both youths were treated for lacerations and abrasions."
Date: March 2, 1974
Creator: Mooney, Hank
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0581]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Semi-trailer truck carrying a load of grain turned on I-35 north of Britton Road during rush hour this morning, spilling its load across the roadway."
Date: March 26, 1981
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0745]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Remains of a tractor - trailer truck loaded with crude oil are scattered in a field two miles east of Lovell in Logan County after the driver, who was found dead at the scene of the accident, apparently lost control of the truck."
Date: August 30, 1978
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society