Eads Depot, TN School Bus And Train Collision, Oct 1941

7 KILLED AS TRAIN HITS SCHOOL BUS.

Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 11. - (AP) - County and railroad officials sought today to determine the cause of a train-school bus crash that cost seven lives at Eads Depot, 20 miles east of here.

Dead are CHARLES F. PRIDDY, 55, veteran Shelby County school bus driver, and six elementary school pupils:
JEAN SEWARD, 12.
GUY ANDERSON, JR., 13.
HAGAN AUSTIN WILLIAMS, JR., 7.
ALMA SHIRLEY, 7.
MELVIN FINISH RICHMOND, 11.
MURRAY KENNETH BRYAN, 9.

Ten others were injured in the crash late yesterday.

The bus, carrying 18 children home from school, was stuck broadside by an N. C. & St. L. passenger train, running 20 minutes late into Memphis. Engineer Joe Darnell of Paducah, Ky., said the train was traveling between 40 and 50 miles per hour and he didn't see the bus until it was directly in front of him.

The Kane Republican Pennsylvania 1941-10-11