On Friday, May 1, 1970 there was a heavy rainstorm.  Six nurses from Quitman County were tragically killed on their way to work at Coahoma County Hospital when their car collided with a gasoline trailer truck.  The six nurses were:

Mrs. Helen Byars

Mrs. Viola Collins

Mrs. Frances M. Flake

Mrs. Fannie Harpole

Mrs. Addie Pauline Reid

Mrs. Camille Walker

nurses

Photo By Alex Proimos (Flickr: The Stethoscope) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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