35 years later, a memorial is placed in Denver City where 9 died - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/27/10

35 years later, a memorial is placed in Denver City where 9 died

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DENVER CITY, TX (KCBD) - The community of Denver City comes together as a memorial is placed where nine family members died 35 years ago in their home after an H2S gas leak.

The memorial, at the intersection of Hwy. 214 and Hwy. 83, is at the site where a horrific incident created a giant cloud of gas in the small town neighborhood. The nine victims were not fortunate enough to get out in time. Others in the community survived, but were sickened by the gas.

The mother of Clara Peevy, a victim who died from the gas, contacted Danice Pruitt in 1997. She told Pruitt all she wanted was a memorial for the people who lost their lives in this gas leak. Pruitt dedicated her extra time making this memorial happen. Friday, Peevy's dream came true.

The Texas Railroad Commission changed many safety rules and regulations as a result of the incident. The memorial dedication will be September 18, 2010 at 11 a.m. for all survivors of the incident that changed the town of Denver City.

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