Bus-Train Collision of 1942

Bus-Train Collision of 1942 (HMYCA)

Location: Crystal Springs, MS 39059 Copiah County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 59.263', W 90° 21.499'

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On August 5, 1942. a southbound train collided with a westbound bus, killing fifteen bus passengers and injuring many more. The Greyhound bus, traveling from New Orleans to Jackson, stopped at the east side of the Marion Avenue railroad crossing to await the passing of a northbound freight train. As the last train car passed, the bus crossed the tracks and was struck in the rear by an unseen southbound troop train. Of the fifty-two bus passengers, twenty-six were U.S. Army Air Corps cadets.
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HM NumberHMYCA
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 7:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 749593 N 3542123
Decimal Degrees31.98771667, -90.35831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 59.263', W 90° 21.499'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 59' 15.78" N, 90° 21' 29.94" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 105 E Georgetown St, Crystal Springs MS 39059, US
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