It may be weeks before Sylvania police complete their investigation of Thursday's accident in which a motorist struck and killed a Northview High School freshman as she crossed the street to her waiting school bus, the officer leading the inquiry said Monday.
While police are confident that warning lights on the bus were flashing and its stop sign was properly deployed, they still have witnesses to interview and other evidence to assess before the investigation is complete, Officer Alan Beadle said. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is assisting and its work is incomplete, too, he said.
A preliminary report released Saturday, he said, was a state-required form containing basic elements of the 7:02 a.m. accident in which Morgan Duris, 15, suffered fatal injuries in front of her home at 7960 Erie St. The report said a westbound Buick Rendezvous operated by Cynthia A. Anderson, 66, of Toledo, struck the girl while the eastbound school bus waited in the opposite lane with its warning devices operating.