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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0359]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "When this car vaulted over a viaduct Saturday at Norman, Photographer 2/c John Steve Smizer was killed. His wife and 7 year old son., Larry had minor injuries."
Date: August 27, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0353]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SEVEN PERSONS-- including four passengers in this 1953 sedan -- were injured late Monday night in a two car collision west of Norman on SH 74. Driver of the car, Rev. Lemuel Summers, suffered minor cuts. Two women, one a passenger in Summers' car, were critically injured."
Date: January 15, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0364]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Identification for crash scene shot...... Kansas Troopers survey the scene of the crash just across the Oklahoma state line which claimed the lives of three men and seriously injured three others late Friday afternoon. Identification for closeup of injured man who died later. Funeral Director A.B. Campbell, Liberal, moves injured man, Elvis A. Flesner, 37, Liberal, as spectators stand by to offer assistance."
Date: March 2, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0328]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Janet Lee McClain, 2729 NW 66, escaped with minor injuries Thursday morning when this 1955 sedan she was driving careened 250 feet out of control after colliding with another car north of Norman.; The McClain car skidded 90 feet, crashed through a cattle-guard fence, and came to rest upright in an adjoining field."
Date: January 17, 1957
Creator: Collum, Hugh
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0343]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Car Wreck; Address: HW 77 - North of Moore; Caption Material ( List names left to right):- Jim Ruble, OKC- Driver of car- Traveling north- lost control- swerved & went end over end across center ditch - ended up in other lane of traffic - just missed hitting car driven by J.B.Beard, Norman - Ruble walked away from car but was taken to Wesley hospital."
Date: October 1, 1956
Creator: Traverse, Austin
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0342]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Pictured here is the remains of the 1956 Pontiac which was involved in a two car crash six miles west of Elk City, OK. which took the life of Mrs. Etta Davis of Carter, OK. Driver of this car, Cecil Tippen of Holdenville, OK. was critically injured as was his brother, Curtis. Mrs. Davis' husband, T.M. Davis, age 69, was also critically injured in the wreck."
Date: October 17, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0344]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "THREE ENID GIRLS, one the daughter of a highway patrol lieutenant, were seriously hurt Monday night near Waukomis when this car struck one side of the bridge, spun around and crashed the other side. Javita Traynor, 16, of Fairmont, the driver, suffered a broken wrist, broken shoulder and severe lacerations. Diane Soucek, 14, Enid, daughter of Lieut. Ormus Soucek, commander of the Will Rogers turnpike patrol detachment, suffered a broken collarbone. Sharon Rill, 16, also of Enid, suffered a broken pelvis. All three were taken to Enid General hospital."
Date: November 25, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0363]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "FATALLY CRUSHED; Monday when the car in which she was riding overturned south of Noble on US 77 was Mrs. Lela Welter, Bakersfield, Calif. A blowout caused the car to swerve off the road, plunge through a fence and overturn. She and three other occupants were thrown from the car. Her body lies covered in the foreground."
Date: July 3, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0358]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Enid to State Desk; Cut lines for crash....; Death in a model A(cap) came to John R. Jacobs, 73, who was driving this 1929 model car when it collided with another vehicle driven by Vernie B. Stoddard, 45, of Camargo. The crash, which occurred five miles west of Catxx Canton on SH 52, Literally demolished the old timer car, fatally injuring the elderly Canton man. Jacob's died in Uniexx University hospital in Oklahoma City only minutes after he was rushed there for treatment. Stoddard and his 16- year - son received minor injuries in the crash Tuesday afternoon."
Date: July 25, 1956
Creator: Thomas, M.M.
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0365]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Bill---Here are pics of Friday afternoon wreck 6 miles south of here, two miles inside Okla. in Beaver county, in which 3 men killed and 3 injured and hospitalized. Trooper peering into the Olds is Norman Anderson, Kas. highway patrol, who assisted Roy Likes."
Date: March 2, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0338]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "ONE YOUTH DIED and another was critically injured Thursday when his English sports car flipped into a deep ditch south of Norman. Richard Douglas de Lee of Shreveport, LA., was dead on arrival at a Norman Hospital. The driver, Michael Nichols, 2736 NW 17, was seriously injured. The youths, both 19, are University of Oklahoma students. Oil from the car's engine streams down the hood."
Date: April 12, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0345]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "ONE LIFE ENDED and three persons were injured Sunday in the ruins of these colliding vehicles. The casualty, Josh F. Weaver, 76, Beggs, was among 11 weekend Highway victims in Oklahoma. Weaver was killed when a car driven by his son-in-law, Elmo Corbit Habblethwaite, 35, of 9712 N University, and a pick-up truck driven by Tom Smart, 54, Norman, crashed at a county road intersection east of Norman."
Date: April 14, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0360]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Broadside blow made a twisted, crimson spattered junk of this sleek sedan Sunday night new Guthrie, in a crash that snuffed out five lives. Car was hit after the boat it was pulling awry and threw another vehicle out of control. Veteran troopers described the crash scene as the "most gruesome" they could recall. Fifth City Resident Dies from Injuries In Bloody Wreck; State Traffic Deaths. 1956 to date, July 52 19555 to date, 299 July 34 Ernest Ray Wilson, 25, year old Oklahoma city and died early Monday in Guthrie's Benedictine heights hospital-- fifth victim of one of the state's bloodiest highway massacres."
Date: July 23, 1956
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0369]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "This is the wreckage in which three people died north of Lexington just before midnight Saturday night. All three of the dead were members of a Texas family. State Road Toll Climbs to 400 Muskogee Man is Latest Fatality STATE TRAFFIC DEATHS 1956 to date 400; August 23. 1955 to date 340; August 19. The 1956."
Date: August 13, 1956
Creator: Wilson, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0325]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "COUNTING HIS BLESSINGS Thursday was Melvin E. Darrah, 40, Haysville, Kan. after his car missed a curve south of Okarche on U.S. 81. Darrah, who patrol troopers said apparently went to sleep at the wheel, was on his way to Calumet to spend Thanksgiving with relatives. He was not hurt."
Date: November 29, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0355]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "Seven Persons-- including four passengers in this 1953 sedan -- were injured lat Monday night in a two car collision west of Norman on SH 74. Driver of the car, Rev. Lemuel Summers, suffered minor cuts. Two women, one a passenger in Summers' car, were critically injured."
Date: January 15, 1957
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0354]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "CRUSHED TO DEATH by this smashed car Monday was Mrs. Bessie Liola James, 46, Choctaw. The accident occurred east of Oklahoma City when two cars collided and Mrs. James was thrown out of one car and under the other. Police had to dig a hole beside the car to remove the victims body."
Date: June 18, 1957
Creator: Dodson, Buddy
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0357]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "KILLED WHEN HIS CAR JUMPED A GUARD RAIL and landed in a creek bed at the south edge of Norman Saturday was John Steve Smizer, 35, sailor stationed at the Norman Navel base. The late model car was demolished. Injured in the mishap were his wife, Billie Jo, 29, and their son, Larry Dewain, 7. State Trooper Vernon Anderson said the car swerved out of control on a curve, turned end-over-end and jumped the guard rail of the bridge over the creek."
Date: August 26, 1956
Creator: Waller, L. Jack
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0339]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "NO WARNING SIGNS ever were erected on this county line road southeast of Harrah after it washed out in spring floods. The death of an Oklahoma City barber, Charles W. Musgrove, 31, of 4100 SE 11, Tuesday night followed the above accident. Musgrove, Traveling south at 9 P.M. along the Oklahoma-Pottawatomie county line, apparently failed to see the washout and his car plunged into the ditch."
Date: August 21, 1957
Creator: Dodson, Buddy
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society