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Bright Spot Out of Tragic Floyd County School Bus Accident in 1958

The Floyd County Rescue Squad will be celebrating a milestone anniversary this spring. It'll be 50 years old. The squad was formed by two men who helped in the icy waters off Route 23 in Floyd County, where 27 people died in a school bus crash on February 28, 1958.

The chief's name is Timothy Cooley. He says, "This rescue squad was a blessing from God."

Check out the coincidences surrounding that bus crash and the number 27.
There were 27 people killed, the bus number was 27, the bus driver was 27 years old, and the Floyd County Rescue Squad was founded on April 27th, 1958.

To learn more, check out Steve Hensley's report from Floyd County


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