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What You'll Find Here.  Newspaper articles about Train Wrecks, Fires, Floods, Shipwrecks, Plane Crashes, Accidents and other disasters.  Most of these articles list the dead and injured or missing. Use the Search Box to search for your ancestors or Browse the articles by type of disaster, state or year.

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Kenedy, TX Head On Crash Kills Nine, Jul 1957

NINTH VICTIM DIES AFTER TEXAS CRASH.  read more »

Albemarle, NC Auto And Truck Collision, Nov 1957

DRIVERS DEAD; NONE TO INDICT IN FATAL CAR-TRUCK COLLISION.

Albemarle, N.C. (AP) - "There will be no indictments, the drivers of both vehicles were killed. There's no one to indict."  read more »

Ontario, OR Head On Collision, Jul 1957

CRASH CLAIMS FIFTH VICTIM.

Ontario, Ore. (AP) - A fifth person died late Wednesday from a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 80, on a curve above the Snake River.  read more »

Various Locations, MN Vehicle Accidents, Sep 1959

NINE KILLED IN TWO SEPARATE CRASHES.

The Associated Press.
Nine victims were killed in two separate collisions that occurred within 15 miles of each other.  read more »