White Rock, SC Truck And School Bus Accident, Dec 1946


Columbia, S.C., Dec. 19 - (AP) - One man was reported killed and an undetermined number of school children injured in a collision between a lumber truck and a school bus near White Rock, about 20 miles northwest of here today.
Frank Shealy of Chapin, owner of the truck, said SAM ROWE, 45, one of ten men aboard it, was killed when the truck and the school bus collided on a dirt road.
Some of the school children, he said, "were bruised up but I don't think any of them were killed."
The accident occurred near Spring Hill School toward which the bus with a full load of pupils was headed.
The scene was only about 20 miles from Silverstreet, near where ten children and the driver of a school bus were killed yesterday in a collision with a Southern Railway passenger train.
White Rock is a village in this (Richland) County, a short distance from Chapin, a Lexington County village.

The Progress Clearfield Pennsylvania 1946-12-19

Following Additional Information from the Index-Journal Greenwood South Carolina 1946-12-19

Bus Driver JAMES E. WESSINGER, 42, seriously injured, and Truck Driver EARL WESSINGER, were taken to a hospital at Columbia.
Three other men on the truck and four children, in addition to those hospitalized, were injured slightly, state highway patrolmen said.
Bruised and with missing teeth were three students, the EARGLE brothers, O'NEAL, 6, LAVERN, 8, and LELAND, 10, who were taken to a hospital at Columbia, 18 miles southeast of here.