WILLOWICK, Ohio — Willoughby Municipal Court records have identified the teen driver who struck two Willowick students as they exited a school bus Monday.
Daila La'Shay Wilson, 18, is charged with failing to stop following an accident, passing a stopped school bus, reckless operation and traveling left of center.
Wilson turned herself in Tuesday after police spent hours searching for a suspect in the hit and run. Her car, a red Hyundai Tiburon, was confiscated after it was found at the Cleveland Clinic downtown.
Police said Tuesday that Wilson admitted to hitting the 7-year-old students, and claimed she was in a hurry after receiving a call from work. She said she panicked after hitting the children, and police said she was "apologetic and scared" when she was interviewed by detectives.
The hit and run happened Monday as the two elementary school students exited a school bus at E. 300th Street and Barjode Road. The bus driver tried to warn the children by honking the horn as they crossed the street, but it was too late.
Neither of the students suffered any serious injuries.
Wilson is scheduled to appear in court May 30.