Auto Mishap Toll Grows

Two Killed in South Carolina While Nine Others Die in Dixie States

Two more victims were added to South Carolina’s annual highway death toll Sunday when Samuel Yeargin, 27, of Anderson, and David Brogden, 26, of Winnsboro died in a head-on Collisions of automobiles in the upper part of the state.

Mr. Yeargin was killed when his automobile crashed into another at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning on the Alford’s Bridge highway between Anderson and the Georgia state line, and Mr. Brogden met instant death between York and Chester Sunday night when his machine collided with a car driven by Otis Darby, a negro, of Gastonia. Darby is in jail pending an investigation.

175 have been killed in traffic accidents in South Carolina since January 1, 1931.

According to witnesses of the tradgedy in which Mr. Yeargin was killed, the fatal accident occured when Mr. Yeargin, crashed into a car occupied by Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Shackelford, of Athens, Ga., as he attempted to pass a truck going in the same direction. Mr. Yeargin suffered a fractured skull and internal injuries. He died before reaching the hospital.

Others Injured.

Mrs. Yeargin and another woman in the car were painfully bruised as were Mr. and Mrs. Shackelford.

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Auto Fatalities Swell in South

Two Killed in South Carolina While Eight Others Die in Other Crashes

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Their injuries, however, were not considered critical. The Anderson county coroner is making an investigation of the accident.

Lieut. B. Frank Wilkes, of the state highway patrol, was on the scene of the York county wreck soon after it occurred and he placed Darby in jail as the result of Mr. Brogdon’s death. Miss Bobbie Allen and J. W. Branham, both of Winnsboro, were slightly injured in the crash. Darby’s five negro companions were also slightly hurt.


ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 19 – (AP) – Ten persons lost their lives in automobile accidents in the South over the week-end.


ROCK HILL, OCT. 19 – (AP)- Frank Outlaw, 45-year old mill worker, was killed here today when his bicycle and an automobile driven by W. J. McCarter, magistrate’s constable, collided.

October 19, 1931  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
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October 19, 1931  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
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