Prosecutor: Grandmother drove in crash with bus

SYLVANIA -- The Sylvania City Prosecutor's Office has determined that a grandmother was driving the van that collided with a school bus on Oct. 5, killing her infant grandchild.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the grandmother, Ateyat Alsenariwere, does not have a valid driver's license. The prosecutor's office is deciding what to do about the case.

The newborn, Isha Alrashed, just one month old, had been riding in the lap of her 38-year-old mother, Munirah Esmaiel. The baby was flown to Toledo Children's Hospital and pronounced dead.

At the time of the accident, the Highway Patrol said Esmaiel was the driver and that the grandmother had been holding the baby in the front seat. Another child in the van, 2-year-old Abdulrahman Alashed, also was not in a car seat.

The bus driver, 45-year-old Pamela Frank, and three other occupants of the minivan were treated at hospitals for unspecified non-life threatening injuries.

No children were on the school bus.

The minivan turned at an intersection on Crissey Rd. and was struck nearly head-on by the Springfield Local Schools bus.

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