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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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Bonneville Salt Flats, UT Speed Setting Racer Crash, Aug 1960

ATHOL

300 MPH CRASH KILLS DRIVER IN SPEED RUN.

Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah (AP) - ATHOL GRAHAM, 36, once said: "All my life, I've wanted to break the world's speed record."
He died trying Monday.  read more »

Cumming, GA Auto Plunges Into Lake, Dec 1964

LAKE PLUNGE KILLS SEVEN IN GEORGIA.  read more »

Carmel, IN Three Car Accident Kills Six, Sep 1964

WORST TRAFFIC CRASH OF YEAR IN INDIANA KILLS SIX NEAR CARMEL.

By The Associated Press.  read more »

Berne, IN Two Car Collision Kills Five, Sep 1966

AUTO CRASH KILLS FIVE.

By The Associated Press.  read more »