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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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Longview, WA Auto Plunges Into Slough, Nov 1959

AUTO PLUNGE INTO SLOUGH KILLS 5 BOYS.

Longview, Wash. (UPI) - A car plunged over a 35 to 40 foot embankment into the Mount Solo Slough Monday night killing five teenage boys. One youth escaped.  read more »

Krotz Springs, LA Auto Crashes Into Bridge, Oct 1959

FIVE TEACHERS DIE IN LA. AUTO CRASH.

Krotz Springs, La. - Five Slidell, La., school teachers were killed when their automobile crashed into the Atchafalaya River bridge here.  read more »

Anna, IL Train And Auto Collision, Oct 1959

I.C. TRAIN HITS CAR, FIVE DIE.  read more »

Greenville, SC Head-On Crash Kills 5, Oct 1959

HEAD-ON CRASH KILLS 5.

ALL PERSONS IN TWO CARS LOSE THEIR LIVES.  read more »