Corinth, MS Auto And Bus Collision, Dec 1946


Corinth, Miss., Dec. 10 (AP) - Six teen-age occupants of an automobile were killed and two young brides of a few days were critically hurt late last night when their car and a St. Louis-bound bus collided a few miles north of here on Highway 45.
The dead were listed at the J. R. McTeter funeral home as:
ODUS SCOTT, 19, and his 18-year-old wife of Memphis, Tenn.;
and four residents of Corinth, all 19 years old - SYLVESTER ROADES, NATHANIEL GOFF, LEMAN AUSTIN and J.D. HEARN.
Injured and in a critical condition in a hospital here were MRS. HELEN ROADES, 18-year-old bride of SYLVESTER ROADES, and MRS. NATHANIEL GOFF, 18, who also was married only a few days ago. MRS. ROADES suffered a dangerous scalp injury; MRS. GOFF received leg and jaw fractures and lacerations on the face and body.
State Highway Patrolman Clyde Burns said the National Trailways bus was thrown into a ditch, but that none of its passengers was hurt seriously.
He quoted Hennon Robinson, of Henderson, Tenn., driver of the bus, as saying the accident occurred when both vehicles swerved simultaneously.

Harrisburg Telegraph Pennsylvania 1946-12-10