Darnsdanelle, AR School Bus And Truck Crash, Feb 1943


Darndanelle, Ark., Feb. 16. (AP) -- A school bus and a truck collided on a one-way bridge late today, killing four school children and injuring a score of others. The accident occurred one mile west of Dandanelle.
The dead:
MERRITT BANKS, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Banks.
RUFUS BRANCH, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Branch.
REBECCA HIGHLAND, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Highland.
LLOYD FARMER, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Farmer.
WILLIAM CARTER, a Dandanelle high school faculty member who was a passenger aboard the bus, was critically injured.
Thirteen of the children were taken to a Russellville hospital.

Morning Avalanche Lubbock Texas 1943-02-17


Dardanelle, AR School Bus Accident - 1943

This article has several errors in it, is not complete and should be corredted. Eight school children and a teacher were killed. The correct list of deaths is: William Riley Carter, Teacher, Charles Merritt Banks, Freda Charlene Berry, Buford Wayne Branch, William Lloyd Farmer, Martha Rebecca Holland, Ethridge Wilton Hull, Edith Pearl Looper and Adele Rollans. Several other students were critically injured.

This information can be verified by contacting: Cornelia Daniels with the Yell County Historical Society, Dardanelle, AR.