Scott Hill, TN School Buses Collide, June 1937
THREE ARE KILLED AS BUSES COLLIDE.
15 OTHERS HURT WHEN TWO SCHOOL BUSES DEMOLISHED ON WAY TO SCHOOL PLAY.
Lexington, Tenn., June 12. (AP) -- Three persons were killed and 15 injured tonight when two school buses, carrying passengers to a school play, collided at Scott Hill, 14 miles southeast of here.
First reports gave the names of those killed as BILL STANFILL, 18; BESS STANFILL, 23; and CHARLES STEWART, 18, all of Reagon, Tenn.
One bus carried 15 passengers and the other 12. Both were reported demolished.
The dead were taken to a Lexington mortuary. The injured were carried by ambulance to a Jackson, Tenn., hospital.
Officials at the Lexington sheriff's office said the buses were drived by ARCH MARTIN and DICK GRISSOM. One was carrying a load to Scotts Hill and was practically loaded. The other was returning to Reagan, about four miles from Scotts Hill, for another load but had picked up several persons on the return trip.
ROBBIE LEE ROGERS, 10, Reagan, and BUDDIE OLIVER, 19, Reagan, were reported in a critical condition at a Jackson hospital. WELCH JONES, 22, also of Reagan, was reported seriously injured at the hospital.
Names of the less seriously injured, reported to have been treated by physicians, were given as CLAUDE MARTIN, Sardis; RAY MARTIN, ROY MARTIN, MILDRED MARTIN, RAY STANFILL, ASTOR SEGERSON, BROWN DEERE and OLEITA DEERE, all of Reagan.
WILLIAM EDGAR (BUDDIE) OLIVER 19, of Reagan, Tenn., died in a Jackson, Tenn., hospital Sunday afternoon.
OLIVER suffered severe head and internal injuries.
Kingsport Times Tennessee 1937-06-13