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Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Monday, 05 March 2012 10:51
BGSU Students killed in crash on March 2, 2012, (from left) Sarah Hammond, Rebekah Blakkolb & Christina Goyett.
Troopers from the Ohio State Patrol are looking into the medical history and work schedule of the wrong-way driver in a fatal accident early Friday that killed her and three Bowling Green State University sorority sisters.
At about 2:30 a.m. Friday morning, Winifred Lein, 69, Perrysburg Township - who, a friend tells the Sentinel-Tribune, was called "Dawn" and grew up in Weston - drove southbound in the northbound lane of I-75 and struck a vehicle filled with sisters of BGSU's Alpha Xi Delta sorority head-on one mile south of the Ohio 582 exit.
Lein was killed instantly. Also killed were Christina Goyett, 21, Bay City, Mich. a sophomore; Rebekah Blakkolb, 20, Aurora, a junior; and Sarah Hammond, 21, Yellow Springs, also a junior.
The Associated Press reports that a funeral for Goyett is scheduled for Wednesday.
Two other students, Angelica Mormile, 19, Garfield Heights, a freshman, and Kayla Somoles, 19, Cleveland, a sophomore, were seriously injured in the crash and taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. They remained there in critical condition Sunday, according to the AP.
A friend of Lein's, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Sentinel-Tribune this morning that she had epilepsy.
This fact has not been confirmed by local authorities, however Lt. Dean Laubacher of the Bowling Green Patrol post indicated that "we are looking into medical history. We're looking into a lot of things. We're checking into everything we can think of to check into right now."
Laubacher also said that Lein's work schedule is being scrutinized.
"Right now we are looking into the wrong-way driver's work time, check-in and out time," and "we have our investigators working on that and we are going to be looking in to see if there's any additional information in regards to surveillance cameras at gas stations" to determine if she may have stopped before the crash.
Last Updated on Monday, 05 March 2012 11:01

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