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[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0530]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Six bodies were pulled from the wreckage of these two cars that collided near Liberal, Kan. LIBERAL, Kan. Police are looking for a third car and four unidentified teenagers in connection with a two-car crash that killed six persons and injured nine others Saturday night. Witnesses said the teenagers were in a fast-moving sedan that pulled out of a service station onto U.S. 54 without stopping, forcing an eastbound Oklahoma car to swerve into the path of a westbound Kansas car. The third car pulled off the road and stopped for a moment after the collision, then sped away, witnesses said. The witnesses were at the service station three miles west of Liberal on U.S. 54, near the Oklahoma border. Three woman and eight children were in the eastbound car from Tyrone, Okla., 10 miles from Liberal. Two Liberal men and their wives were in the other car, on their way to Hooker, Okla. Killed in the Oklahoma car were the driver, Mrs. Malena Maye Horton, 25, Tyrone; Mrs. Bellie Price, 47, Last Animas, Colo.; Mrs. Helen Anderson, 26, Tryone, and two of Mrs. Anderson`s four children, Georgerita Anderson, 1, and Tammy Fulwider, 6, her child by a previous marriage. Injured in Mrs. Horton`s car were her three children, Lisa Horton, 16, John Horton, 2, and Julie Horton, 5; Marlene Spreier 17, and Mrs. Anderson`s other two children, Michael Anderson, 3, and Ronald Anderson, 4. Killed in the Liberal car was Mrs. H. W. Goggans 33. Her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Vestal were injured."
Date: April 18, 1966
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society