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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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Houston, TX Car Fleeing Police Crashes, Nov 1956

CAR FLEEING COPS CRASHES AND KILLS FIVE.

Houston (AP) - The toll of an automobile crash involving a stolen car being chased by police rose to five yesterday with the deaths of two more persons.  read more »

Mapleton, IL Auto And Truck Collision, Sep 1956

SIX PERSONS DIE IN STATE ROAD CRASH.  read more »

Folsom, CA Three Car Fiery Crash, Sep 1956

SIX KILLED IN FIERY 3-CAR HIGHWAY CRASH.

Folsom (AP) - Six persons were killed Saturday night in a fiery three-car crash on U.S. 50 five miles east of Folsom.  read more »

Seymour, IN Two Car Crash Kills Five, Nov 1956

SINGLE CRASH KILLS FIVE NEAR SEYMOUR.  read more »