The Dillon Herald, Dillon South Carolina
July 22, 1920, Vol 26, No. 42
Crushed Between Auto
Wheel and Limbs of Tree
Arthur Bracy of Rowland Met Horrible Accidental Death Near Rowland this
Morning - Had Car in Reverse When He Thought it Was in Low Gear.
Mr. Arthur Bracy of Rowland was crushed to death early this morning between
the steering wheel of an auto and low hanging limbs of a tree under which he
accidentally backed the car. His neck and head were crushed and cut but he
lived 30 to 40 minutes.
The horrible accident occurred in the yard at the home of Mr. David Townsend,
half mile from Rowland, with Mr. Townsend's car, a Studebaker. Mr. Bracy,
who was not accustomed to driving the car threw it in reverse when evidently
he thought he had it in low and gave in plenty of gas. The car shot
backward, the limbs tearing the top away and throwing the young man against
the wheel with all the force of a high powered car.
Deceased was about 22 years old and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bracy
Sr., both of whom survive. A number of brothers and sisters also survive.
He was a young man of sterling worth, full of life and strength and his
unfortunate death has cast a gloom of sorrow over Rowland and surrounding
territory. The funeral arrangements have not been announced. Only yesterday
Mr. Bracy made application for life insurance policy standing an excellent
Submitted by Helen Moody, 8 May 2002.