The Caddo Herald
November 23, 1934
Nancy Jones Is Killed When Struck by Automobile
Nancy Jones, aged 14, was fatally injured last Friday afternoon at about five o’clock, on the highway directly west of her home about two miles south of town, when as she had alighted from the Caddo School bus, which was taking the students home after the football game, she ran behind the bus and started to cross the highway going east and ran directly in front of a car driven by Bill Smith of Caddo.
Smith stopped his car and those aboard the bus and the occupants of Smith’s car did all they could for the injured girl and she was immediately rushed to Durant for medical aid, but she died before they arrived there with her.
A coroner’s jury held an inquest Saturday morning and after hearing the testimony of several eye witnesses, came to the conclusion that the accident was unavoidable but a further investigation is to be made before he is absolved of responsibility of the accident.
The evidence showed that the car was almost upon the girl before she is alleged to have run in front of the car. Smith threw on the emergency brake of his car a swerved the car into the ditch off the pavement just as the car struck her. She was thrown at least ten feet as blood stains on the pavement bear out.
Deceased is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Jones who live two miles south of town and is a member of the Junior class at the local high school.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at three o’clock with services at the local Methodist church and interment in the local cemetery.
We extend to the surviving family and relatives our sincerest sympathy in their hour of bereavement and sorrow.