publication date: Friday, May 8, 2015 (part of Spring 2015)

category: Accidents

clue: Anybody who fears dying in a car accident can at least be sure they won't be the first.

explanation: Ward was the first-ever casualty of an automobile accident in 1869. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Richard Slominsky, Joanna Woods, and Mike Rothstein


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