Belvedere, SC Two Car Collision, Aug 1955



Augusta, Ga. (AP) - An automobile collision in the Sweetwater community approximately two miles north of Belvedere, S.C., today took the lives of five woman.

Three of them died at the scene of the wreck. They were DIANE ELLIS, 23, and MARGARET COLEMAN, both of Edgefield, S.C., and MISS MARGARET HICKEY, 53, of Augusta.

MRS. GEORGE COVAR, 30, of Edgefield, and MISS GEORGIA LOVETT, of Augusta, died a few hours later.

The three Edgefield residents, all of whom reportedly were students in a business school here, were riding toward the city when the accident occurred.

South Carolina patrolmen had not definitely determined the cause of the accident, but it was believed the Edgefield car, a Cadillac, skidded while traveling at a high rate of speed, turned in the road and rammed broadside into the small car occupied by the two Augusta women.
Both MISS HICKEY and MISS LOVETT were well known in Augusta where for many years they were employed in the J. B. White department store. Both were retired.

The Index-Journal Greenwood South Carolina 1955-08-15