Seneca, SC Two Auto Collision, Feb 1972


Seneca, S.C. (AP) - Seven youths are dead as a result of a head-on collision between two cars on South Carolina highway 28 five miles north of Seneca, the Highway Patrol said yesterday.
The dead were identified as MICHALE RAY HOPPER, 18; and RONNIE LEE MOSS, 19, both of Walhalla; BOBBY EUGENE WILBANKS, 17, and IVAN TERRY HOLDEN, 16, both of West Union; MICHAEL DALE SHIPMAN, 18, and RONNIE BEAUCHAMP, 16, both of Seneca; and STEVE ALLEN GIBSON, 15, of Ridgeland.
An eight youth ALLEN SHOOK of Seneca, was injured.
Ocenee County Coroner Ted Durham said the collision occurred on a four-lane section under construction between Seneca and Walhalla.
Durham said two of the lanes were open for traffic and two were closed. He said the wreck occurred on the two-lane portion of the road that was closed.
The coroner said there were four youths in a station wagon and four in a car.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pennsylvania 1972-02-28