Police: Slick roads likely cause of fatal school bus crash in New Kensington



NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - Police believe slick roads are to blame for a fatal accident involving a school bus Friday morning in New Kensington.

Investigators said a vehicle lost control before crossing the centerline on Route 366 near Marlborough Drive and crashing into the bus around 10 a.m.

New Kensington Police Chief Tom Klawinski told Channel 11’s Jennifer Tomazic that the driver of the car, 37-year-old Edward Nee, died in the accident.

“A car going north crossed the centerline and impacted the front of the bus,” Klawinski said.

There were no reports of injuries on the bus, but the driver was taken to a hospital for medical treatment. The bus was from the Highlands School District, according to district spokeswoman Misty Chybrzynski.

The bus was one of two from Highlands High School heading for the Forbes Road Career and Technology Center in Monroeville.

Chybrzynski said the bus is operated by W.L. Roenigk Inc., and the company will do routine drug and alcohol tests on the driver.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.