Killing of Arthur Simmons in South Carolina in 1945


Case summary

Arthur Simmons (1931-1945), a delivery boy for a dairy, died in Charleston, South Carolina. Death certificate states that Simmons died of injuries from being run over by a truck. Death ruled an accident. Letter to NAACP suggests that Simmons was killed.


Date of incident: 1945-10-12
Location: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina
Location type: private space - other
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Coroner process
Coroner/inquest: yes
Finding of no legal responsibility: yes

Criminal process
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