Dardanelle, AR School Bus And Truck Crash, Feb 1943


Dardanelle, Ark., Feb. 16 (AP) - A school bus and a truck collided on a one-way bridge late today, killing four school children and injuring a score of others. The accident occurred one mile west of Dardanelle.
The dead:
MERRITT BANKS, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Banks.
RUFUS BRANCH, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Branch.
REBECCA HIGHLAND, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Highland.
LLOYD FARMER, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Farmer.
WILLIAM CARTER, a Dardanelle high school faculty member who was a passenger aboard the bus, was critically injured.
Thirteen of the children were taken to a Russellville hospital.

Lubbock Morning Avalanche Texas 1943-02-17