June 16, 2023 | June 16, 1973
WQLN NPR first signed on the air in 1973. On June 16th of that year, to avoid hitting a deer, an American Chloride Tanker quickly stopped and stalled on a steep hill outside of Corry. The driver could not restart the truck, and it coasted backwards - downhill, hitting two cars and smashing into a house. No one was hurt, but the house was a total loss.
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