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School bus wreck anniversary Sunday

The 54th anniversary of the Mount Vernon school bus wreck will be Sunday, September 29. The bus, carrying students and faculty to a football game in Cooper, was hit head on by a salt transport truck at the intersection of Hwy. 154 and FM 54 near Cooper.

Eight died as a result of the accident and 22 students were hospitalized, many with serious injuries, and seven were released after emergency treatment. See the September 26 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald for the rest of this story.