Chapin, SC School Bus And Truck Crash, Dec 1946


(By The United Press)
Chapin, South Carolina -- One person was killed and five others injured as a Dutch Fork Grammar School bus and a lumber truck collided at a country road intersection near Chapin, South Carolina, today.
SAM ROWE, of Little Mountain, S.C. -- who was riding on the back of the lumber truck -- was killed. EARL WESSINGER, of Chapin, driver of the truck, was injured.
School bus driver J. E. WESSINGER -- a cousin of the truck driver -- and three of his young passengers were hurt as the bus was hurtled through a fence and onto the yard of a farm house.
The three children injured are brothers from Irmo, S.C. -- LINWOOD O'NEAL EARGLE, 6; TRAVIS L. EARGLE, 8; and LELAND G. EARGLE, 10.
The accident occurred shortly after eight o'clock this morning, just after WASSINGER had begun his rounds. Less than 10 children were in the bus at the time of the accident.
The accident followed by exactly 24 hours the school bus-train collision at Newberry, S.C., which killed 11 and injured 11 others.

Ruston Daily Leader Louisiana 1946-12-19