• Family, friends raise money for girl, 13, injured in fatal school van accident


    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A community is continuing to rally around a 13-year-old girl who is still recovering from injuries she sustained in a school van accident two months ago in Clinton Township.

    Elizabeth Griener was riding in her school van with 66-year-old driver Kathleen Webb when it overturned on Saxonburg Boulevard on Sept. 6.

    Webb was killed in the accident and Greiner suffered several injuries, including a severe one to her leg.

    People from the Butler County community came together Sunday night at Saint Luke’s auditorium for a benefit to help Griener’s family with medical bills.

    “It just makes me feel really happy to know that the community, even strangers I don’t really know, care about people,” Griener said.

    Griener’s mother, Carol Griener, said she’s moved by how many family members, friends and strangers came out to help.

    “She needed this and needed to get out. Our biggest thing is she wants to feel normal again,” Carol Griener said.

    Griener has not been back to school since the accident, and her mother said Sunday was a great way for her to see her friends and teachers.

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