Photo Video
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Kendall Herold)
Hide Caption
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Kendall Herold)
Hide Caption
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Kendall Herold)
Hide Caption
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Mario Ramirez)
Hide Caption
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Mario Ramirez)
Hide Caption
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Mario Ramirez)
Hide Caption
EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- Police are investigating a crash on Madison Pike involving a car and a school bus. (Photo by 9 On Your Side's Mario Ramirez)
Hide Caption
Kathleen Reinzan
Hide Caption
Prev
Mother of 4 killed in crash Mother of 4 killed in crash with school bus
Next

Kathleen Reinzan: Edgewood school bus crash kills mother of four, injures bus driver

Police say 4 students uninjured in crash

a a a a
Share this story

EDGEWOOD, Ky. -- A 25-year-old mother of four is dead after a crash involving a school bus in Edgewood on Thursday morning.

Kenton County officers said the crash happened just before 7 a.m. near the intersection of Madison and Dudley pikes. All lanes of Madison Pike reopened by about 1 p.m. after police cleared the scene.

The crash happened when a driver pulled her vehicle left onto Madison Pike from the driveway of a Waffle House where she worked at and into the path of the bus, according to police.

Investigators said three vehicles were involved in the crash. When the bus struck the woman’s car, the impact caused both vehicles to cross into the northbound lanes of Madison Pike where the woman’s car hit a third vehicle.

The bus was carrying four students to Summit View Elementary at the time.

All of the students were buckled in and did not suffer any injuries. One student said the crash was “pretty scary.”

A coroner was called to the scene by about 8:30 a.m. Officials said the woman driving the car died upon impact.

Family members identified her as Kathleen Reinzan. Her brother said Reinzan was leaving her second day of work at the Waffle House.

"She's a great mom, she loved her kids,” Reinzan’s brother, Michael Eaton, said.‪ "Everyone's shocked, they can't believe it. She's 25 years old; she's still young. She still had a long life. She could've done anything."

Family members said Reinzan is survived by a 9-year-old, 3-year-old, 2-year-old and a 6-month-old.

The bus driver who was injured in the crash is said to be OK.

A bus monitor who was onboard and the driver of the third vehicle were both reported to be uninjured.

School officials said Superintendent Terri Cox-Cruey met with each child at the elementary.

Kenton County police said no criminal activity is suspected and they do not anticipate filing any charges.

The crash is still under investigation.

Stay with 9 On Your Side and WCPO.com for the latest updates.

Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

Comments

Hmm... It looks like you’re not a WCPO Insider. or Subscribe now to contribute!

More Kenton County News
When new one opens, where do Krogers go to die?
When new one opens, where do Krogers go to die?

A new Kroger Marketplace opens Thursday in Northern Kentucky. But what does that mean for its old store, right next door?

Shooting suspects arrested near N.Ky. school
Shooting suspects arrested near N.Ky. school

Two people accused of shooting another person in the leg Thursday afternoon were arrested across the street from an elementary school in Covington.

Leaders respond to cry for help at Scott HS
Leaders respond to cry for help at Scott HS

"We as a student body are asking for help.” Those are the words spoken by a Scott High School student that have set school leaders…

Ex-Covington finance director to learn fate
Ex-Covington finance director to learn fate

Robert Due, former finance director of Covington is scheduled to be sentenced on April 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Parents, students: Scott HS is out of control
Parents, students: Scott HS is out of control

A Northern Kentucky school's low test scores, student conduct and lack of leadership concerns students and parents, who think the school…

Meth raid feet from PD station nets 4 arrests
Meth raid feet from PD station nets 4 arrests

Northern Kentucky narcotics investigators detained six people in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamine when they raided a home…

Police: Man sets Taylor Mill apartment on fire
Police: Man sets Taylor Mill apartment on fire

A man is behind bars after police say he set a Taylor Mill apartment on fire late Tuesday during a domestic dispute.

Ryland Heights standoff lasts 6 hours
Ryland Heights standoff lasts 6 hours

A standoff at a Northern Kentucky home lasted six hours Wednesday, according to Kenton County police.

Four month investigation lands 60 arrests
Four month investigation lands 60 arrests

A four month investigation led Northern Kentucky authorities to make 60 arrests Thursday for various criminal offenses involving illegal drugs.

Latonia Lakes residents outraged by poor roads
Latonia Lakes residents outraged by poor roads

More than 200 people living in a Northern Kentucky rural town are fed up with poor road conditions, and the absence of help to fix them.