Hartsville, SC Head On Auto Collision, Jan 1946
THREE NEGROES KILLED IN WRECK.
Three Negroes were killed in a head-on collision of an Army truck and a 1937 Chevrolet car at the intersection of highways 15 and 403, six miles south of Hartsville late last night.
Those killed all from near Hartsville, were:
MALLY LOU EVANS.
and LOIS SAMMEL.
Two soldiers were reported in the truck, but their names could not be learned last night. However, it was generally reported they were supposed to be in a convoy which was stopped at Hartsville.
The Chevrolet car was reported completely demolished. As one patrolman expressed it "it is the worst wrecked car I have ever seen."
The Army truck was damaged considerably.
The South Carolina highway patrol investigated the accident.
Florence Morning News South Carolina 1946-01-06