May 30, 2024

Two vehicles—one carrying three chaperones and the other carrying band members from Tuscarawas Valley High School—were involved in the collision in Licking County.

Ohio I-70 crash: High school mourns band members, parents and teacher killed in multivehicle wreck | CNN


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The collision in Licking County involved two vehicles: one carrying three chaperones and the other carrying Tuscarawas Valley High School band members.



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Tragically, two teenagers died in a crash in Holmes County.

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According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the collision claimed the lives of six persons. Three of them were Tuscarawas Valley High School students and passengers on the charter bus:

Three persons were inside one of the passenger cars that was involved in the collision. The three people identified as Dave Kennat, 56, of Navarre; Kristy Gaynor, 39, of Zoar; and Shannon Wigfield, 45, of Bolivar, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Online records indicate that Wigfield taught English at the adjacent Buckeye Valley Career Centre, while Kennat taught maths at Tusky Valley High School.


According to the OSHP, the crash resulted in a total of 19 injuries (18 hospitalisations). The bus driver, along with fifteen students, were taken to nearby hospitals. A reunification site was the destination for the remaining students.

Of the two commercial vehicles that were involved, one driver was taken with non-life-threatening injuries to OhioHealth Grant Medical Centre. After receiving care, the other was released right away. Additionally, the driver of the second passenger car was taken to a nearby hospital.

All of the vehicles involved in the chain reaction crash were travelling west on I-70, according to the OSHP. As a result, at least three of the cars caught fire.

The bus carried fifty-five passengers in total, comprising the driver and fifty-four students and chaperones.

More updates are provided below.Make sure to return often to this story, as we will be adding new details as they become available.

COVERAGE AS OF 5:30 A.M. ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15 What is becoming known about the victims

Three of the six fatalities from the collision were students.

5 a.m. — Here are the latest updates as our team coverage continues


11:10 p.m.: The town is in mourning

Neil Fischer provides additional coverage of the vigil held tonight, during which the Tuscarawas Valley school district mourns the deaths of three students, two parents, and a teacher.

Coach of boys varsity golf Darrell Markijohn said, “Trying to make some balance in the world on a day that seems totally unbalanced,” while assisting in the lighting of hundreds of candles along Main Street in Zoar.


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