The Lancaster County district attorney today released the name of the driver in the crash that killed two Warwick High School students and injured three other people Friday.
Debra Slaymaker-Walker, 63, of Mount Joy, drove a black Hyundai hatchback that went airborne and flipped in an eight-car crash in Lititz, according to the Lancaster County district attorney's office.
She remains hospitalized and is "unresponsive," the district attorney's office said. Authorities were unable to interview her Monday because she is in serious condition, according to the district attorney's office.
"We are identifying her as the driver because it is now apparent that we have no timeline on if and when we can interview her, and we know her name has been provided to a number of individuals associated with the case," the district attorney's office said in a new release Tuesday.
Two students died at the hospital: Jack R. Nicholson, 16, died in surgery on Friday, and Meghan Keeney died Sunday morning. A third student, identified only as a juvenile male, remains in the hospital. A GoFundMe says high school student Rylan Beebe is in the ICU.
Two women were also injured in the crash and released from the hospital, according to the district attorney's office.
The release from the district attorney's office also said they wanted "to interview Slaymaker-Walker regarding the case prior to anyone else." Investigators thought they would be able to speak with her Monday.
"We believe it was crucial for our investigators to have first contact with her about the events, rather than a member of the media or general public," the district attorney's office said.