Monday, June 30, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: The former chairman of Monkey River village, 71 year old William Alexander Anderson died in a road traffic accident this morning near Independence Village.
Anderson was the driver of a van which crashed head-on with a passenger bus that was transporting children to a high school orientation in Independence village around 7:30 am.
According to reports, six students and a teacher suffered minor injuries in the crash.
It is not certain what caused Anderson to swerve into the path of the bus on the approach to a curve on the Savannah Road about a mile from the junction of the Southern Highway leading to Toledo.
Anderson was trapped inside his vehicle and a fire truck and another vehicle had to be used to pull the mangled wreck apart to extricate him.
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