Meghan Keeney, Jack Nicholson Killed by Reckless Driver in Lititz, PA
Lititz, PA -- On October 26, 2018, Warwick High School juniors Jack Nicholson and Meghan Keeney were fatally injured by a reckless driver, identified by police as Debra Slaymaker-Walker.
Authorities received several calls from witnesses saying that 63-year-old Slaymaker-Walker was driving recklessly along Route 772 in Penn Township around 3:00 p.m. Officers responded to the area and attempted to pull her over, but she refused to obey their orders and instead sped away from them. Shortly after that Slaymaker-Walker's vehicle clipped a school bus near Green Acre Road. No one in the bus was injured, but that initial collision was the beginning of the end. Around 3:15 p.m., her car crashed into several others near Warwick High on the 200 block of West Orange Street.
The crash caused Slaymaker-Walker's vehicle to go airborne and land on its roof. She, the driver of another car at the scene, and three students were injured badly enough to require transportation to area hospitals. Another eight people were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
One of the injured students, Nicholson, died Friday. Meghan Keeney passed away Sunday at the hospital.
Debra Slaymaker-Walker has been unconscious since the crash and is still in the hospital. Police are still investigating the crash, including what may have caused Slaymaker-Walker to drive recklessly and evade police.
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