TROTWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Trotwood police say they did not pursue the car the car that slammed into an RTA bus Sunday night, after fleeing a traffic stop.
Two passengers inside the car, including a 15-year-old girl, died as a result of the crash. Police confirmed, Thursday, the driver is still in hospital but is not expected to survive.
“I want to be clear about this, at no time was a Trotwood police officer chasing this vehicle or any other police department chasing this vehicle,” said Trotwood Police Chief Erik Wilson. “This is a tragic, tragic loss. This is saddening and heartbreaking.”
The surveillance and dash cam videos show the moment the car collided with at RTA bus at the intersection of State Route 49 and Free Pike, around 5:30 last Sunday.
Police say the officer activated her lights for a few seconds to pull the vehicle over for expired registration.
The officer then decided not to pursue the car, officials say, when she realized the car’s speed was increasing and it wasn’t going to stop.
The bus was already in the intersection and had a green light when the car slammed into the rear of the bus.
The impact caused the bus to slide onto its side. The car caught on fire.
Officers were able to pull out the driver and a passenger identified as 18-year-old Kyren Wright, who later died at the hospital.
However, they were unable to extract 15-year-old Mya’nie Nabors, who died at the scene.
“The condition of the driver is – I’m told, he’s not going to make it,” Wilson said.
No one inside the RTA bus was seriously injured.