Indianapolis, IN Bus And Auto Accident, May 1947


Indianapolis, May 31 (AP) - Two persons were killed and 19 others were injured in a collision between an automobile and a Louisville-to-Indianapolis Greyhound Bus at the south edge of Indianapolis today.
State police said witnesses reported that the driver of the auto, who died instantly in the crash, had driven directly into the path of the bus. They said the driver of the bus swerved in an attempt to avoid a head-on collision.
After the collision, the bus careened into the front of a business building 40 feet off the highway.
Thirteen of the injured were released after treatment at hospitals.
The six who remained in hospitals tonight were reported in fair condition. All were occupants of the bus.
The dead were JAMES PEAVLER, 28, of Greenwood, Ind., driver of the automobile, killed instantly, and JAMES H. ADAMS, 30, of Whiteland, Ind., bus passenger, who died in City Hospital receiving ward.

Decatur Daily Review Illinois 1947-06-01