'Worst nightmare': Three students among six killed in Ohio crash after semi-truck smashes into school bus
Three students of Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools in Zoarville and three adult staff members were killed in the accident
LICKING COUNTY, OHIO: Six people lost their lives and 18 people were injured in a crash on Tuesday morning, November 14, on I-70 in Licking County after a semi-truck hit a school bus.
Daily Mail reported that a total of five vehicles, including a car, were involved in the accident, claiming the lives of three students of Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools in Zoarville and three adult staff members.
It has been said that all of them were going to an Ohio School Boards Association conference in Columbus when the tragedy struck.
Three senior students and three adults died
Now, the identities of the deceased have been revealed - John W Mosley, 18; Jeffrey D Worrell, 18; and 15-year-old Katelyn Owens were the students while Dave Kennat, 56, and Shannon Wigfield were the teachers.
Chaperone Kristy Gaynor, 39, was also killed.
The mishap happened a month after Mosley, who was also known as Wyatt, was made Fine Arts Student of the Month.
As per the students’ website, the teenager was planning “to take a gap year to pursue a career in acting and then go to college for computer programming,” after graduating from school.
‘This is our worst nightmare’
Meanwhile, Mike DeWine, the governor of Ohio, released a statement after the crash.
He said, “This is our worst nightmare when we have a bus full of children involved in a crash and certainly, the worst nightmare families can endure or a school can endure.”
‘Please keep the families in your thoughts and prayers'
Besides, the Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools superintendent Dr Derek Varansky also shared a statement during a vigil at Trojan Stadium.
He stated, “Our hearts are broken by the tragic accident that happened today involving members of our high school band on their way to perform at the Ohio School Boards Association conference.”
The superintendent continued, “We are saddened to share that we lost three students in the accident, students who were bright lights, full of life, and who lost their lives way too young.
“In addition, a car following the bus which contained one of our teachers and two parent chaperones was involved in the accident. Tragically, all three lost their lives. There are no words for the magnitude of loss and grief felt by all of us.”
“Please keep the families in your thoughts and prayers. Please be in touch with any of us here at TV anytime if we can be of service or support to you and your family,” Varansky added.