Huntingdon, PA Bus Accident, Aug 1936

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TWO KILLED AND MANY INJURED IN BUS CRASH.

REV. J. T. SNYDER AND WIFE OF FENTON, IOWA, AMONG THE INJURED IN GREYHOUND
BUS MISHAP.

Huntingdon, Pa., Aug. 6. -- (UP) -- Two -- and possibly three -- persons were killed, and 13 others injured early today when a Greyhound bus went out of control on William Penn Highway and overturned.
The known dead were JOSEPH KISSH, 48, of Youngstown, O., and an unidentified young woman.
State troopers said they believed the wreckage of the bus, piled on the side of the hilly, rain-swept highway, held the body of another victim.
Two Iowans were among the injured. REV. J. T.
SNYDER of Fenton, Ia., suffered a possible skull
fracture and scalp lacerations MRS. SNYDER received fractured ribs and lacerations.
The accident occurred near Water Street, 16 miles west of here. The big bus, driven by GEORGE KIKICH of Pittsburgh and en route from Chicago to New York, swerved out of control on a grade, the rear end sweeping around and ripping out 14 posts in a guard fence.
With passengers screaming, the coach rocketed through the fence and turned completely over. The top was ripped off.
The injured were rushed to a Huntingdon hospital
where several were reported in critical condition.
The bodies of KISSH and the unidentified woman, about 32, were removed to the Brown Funeral home. Attendants there said clothing of both victims was torn from the bodies. Others injured were:
MISS MARY STANO, 19, Iselin, Pa., possible fractures.
MRS. CELIA HERNANDEZ, 29, New York City, contusions and shock.
FLOYD JOHNSON, Newark, N.J., possible skull fracture and scalp lacerations.
GUY MOODY, 32, Pittsburgh, rib injuries and face lacerations.
JOSEPH FERRELLI, 20, Steubenville, O., lacerations.
JOHN PINEVICH, 21, Steubenville, O., fractured right arm, scalp lacerations.
JOHNNY KELLY, 36, Altoona, Pa., lacerations.
MRS. LOIS KELLY, 25, Altoona, Pa., lacerations and possible skull fracture.
ROBERT HERNANDEZ, 15, New York, lacerations of both legs.
MRS. MARTHA GRAY, 31, Washington, Pa., rib fractures and possible skull fracture.
MRS. MARY SINGLETON, 37, Macon, Ga., lacerations and possible skull fracture.
The driver, GEORGE KUKICH, of Pittsburgh, escaped with minor bruises and was not hospitalized.

Oelwein Daily Register Iowa 1936-08-06