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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0439]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Scene of accident when car driven by Jack Jackson that plunged into Lake Overholser, killing Jennie Lee Heller and Phillip Le Vite."
Date: February 5, 1937
Creator: Shroder, William J., Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0440]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Car driven by Jack Jackson that plunged into Lake Overholser, killing Jennie Lee Heller and Phillip Le Vite."
Date: February 5, 1937
Creator: Shroder, William J., Jr.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0435]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Automobiles killed 667 persons in Oklahoma last year, left 18,009 injured, including 1,800 permanently hurt, in the wake of their blood-smeared tires. The new figures, released Saturday by the safety department of the highway commission, are based on statistics issued by the state health department, and vary slightly from previous ones. Injury totals were computed from national averages. Furthermore, injuries of at least 27 of those still living probably will prove fatal. Of those killed during the year, 81 were under 15 years of age, 386 were boys and men between 15 and 60 years and 95 were girls or women of the same ages."
Date: January 31, 1937
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0466]

Description: 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 ...
Date: November 12, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0464]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "HOW AND WHERE IT HAPPENED--The diagram and photograph explain how Levi H. Vaughn, 80 years old, was killed Tuesday by a motor car on Southeast Twenty-ninth street a short distance west of the Pottawatomie county line. Vaughn stepped out of the way of the car shown in the distance. When it passed he stepped into the path of the second car after becoming confused and changing his course several times."
Date: October 22, 1935
Creator: Oklahoma Publishing Company
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0451]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "One person was dying and two were suffering from serious injuries Friday when a Southern Kansas Freight line van, left, above, was lifted from the mass of wreckage which had been an automobile, right at the highway intersection three miles east of Edmond. Below, right, the artist has depicted how the car, driven by J. C. Mathews, struck the truck and the two swerved, the truck tipping over on the light car. Inset is Leo Brady, tax commission employee, who witnessed the accident and who cleared the truck driver, A. G. Knox of blame in the crash."
Date: November 6, 1936
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0469]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "The small coupe in the center of this picture was a quick flaming death trap for three persons Tuesday afternoon when it crashed with a heavy gasoline truck at SE 29 and Eastern. Sprayed with gas from the broken truck, the passenger car was enveloped in flames so swiftly the occupants had no chance to escape."
Date: December 26, 1944
Creator: Stockwell, Bill
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0441]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "DEATH TRAP--Pinned in a coupe overturned in four feet of water in Lake Overholser bypass, two Oklahoma City high school students were drowned Friday night. They were in the water 45 minutes before firemen arrived, pulled the car 20 feet to the shore and extricated them. Here is the wrecked auto as it was pulled to the bank, and inset is a photo of Jennie Lee Heller, 15 years old, one of the victims."
Date: February 5, 1937
Creator: Kaho, C. J.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0467]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Death won't take a holiday TODAY. While children play, while grownups enjoy the work-less day, death will continue taking its toll. Safety first is the weapon that is most effective against this dread enemy. America has materially reduced its Fourth of July sacrifice to death as far as fireworks fatalities, drowning and other accidents are concerned, but not in the number of automobile deaths. Last year, automobiles claimed 69 lives in the nation on Independence day---fireworks only one. The percentage of automobile deaths was even greater during the preceding years. In 1933 there were 82 traffic deaths; 1932 had 117 and 1931 had 161. What about the 1935 Independence day sacrifice?"
Date: July 4, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0452]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "HEAVY ON A MAN--Here is shown the heavily loaded truck which figured in the wreck on Southeast Twenty-ninth street early Sunday morning which took the lives of five persons and still may take a higher toll. In this condition the truck landed in a ditch more than 100 yards from the point of collision and pinned John Taylor, Seminole, the driver, in the crushed cab. To release Taylor, who was seriously injured, it was necessary to obtain a winch and lift off several thousand pounds of pipe. The cable from the winch crosses in the right center."
Date: April 18, 1936
Creator: Allred, G. R.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0432]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "TWO MORE DEAD--When the car driven by Dr. J. E. Davis, McAlester, collided with a truck driven by B. M. Bowman, Oklahoma City, near Shawnee Friday, Doctor and Mrs. Daviswere killed as the truck smashed their car into a ditch, as shown in this picture."
Date: December 21, 1935
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0460]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "DEATH WAS NEAR--Five persons were injured, one critically, Wednesday in an accident which wrecked three cars a half-mile south of Edmond. The photo-diagram shows how car A, driven by Mrs. A. C. Gerhardt, Fort Worth, sideswiped another, B, Driven by Robert Fluhr, 833 Northwest Thirty-fifth street, then careened in front of automobile C, driven by M. A. Williams, Wynnewood. Mrs. Cora Breece, mother-in-law of Williams, was seriously hurt." Photo by Okla. Pub. Co., Original Photo 10-23-1935, Published on 10-24-1935"
Date: October 23, 1935
Creator: Oklahoma Publishing Company
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0471]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "NO ONE HURT, Here's what happened when a car missed a curve on the west edge of McLoud at 1:25 a. m. Sunday. The car, driven by Raymond Edgar Berry jr., 26, of Shawnee, was in the act of flipping end-over-end when it met this tree. Berry and his passenger, George Pressley, 27, also of Shawnee, were thrown through the top. Both escaped with scratches. Ten minutes after this freak mishap a Shawnee wrecker en route to the scene, was involved in a crash 3 1/2 miles west of Shawnee on U. S. 270. Again , no one was hurt."
Date: February 25, 1952
Creator: Mitchell, George T.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society