Don't remember if it was on front page or inside.
That was (ahem) questionable editorial judgement. But not unique. Many moons ago — I’d guess late 1970’s, because I was visiting my parents back home — our intrepid southern Indiana beacon of journalism ran a front page pic of a man, still in the car, who had burned to death in an auto accident. Toasted to a crisp. From the posture and the scream seared on his face, he had died in the fire, trying to escape, not from impact. He had a wife and two kids, who must have seen the photo. There was some grumbling in town that the editor should have thought twice.
A quick and tidy decapitation would have been far preferable.