The family of the driver who told investigators that the brakes on his bus failed, causing a crash that killed three adults and an unborn child has released a statement.
Dennis Maurer was behind the wheel of the bus that crashed Saturday on the northeast side. Chad and Courtney Phelps and their unborn child were killed along with Tonya Weindorf, a mother of five.
Maurer?s family released the following statement through Colonial Hills Baptist Church:
?In the aftermath of Saturday?s accident, we are comforted by our faith and hope in Jesus Christ and by our extended church family at Colonial Hills Baptist Church. The loss of our friends and fellow believers has been extremely painful, and we grieve with these families at this time. We are encouraged by the daily improvement of our church teens and rejoice as they heal. We ask for continued privacy as Dad recovers from his own injuries. Thank you for your continued prayers for all involved.?
Church officials will hold a news conference Wednesday at 5 p.m. to discuss the tragedy. Dr. Charles Phelps, the father of Chad Phelps and the church?s senior pastor, is expected to speak. Dr. Russell Gady, Courtney Phelps? father, and Jeff Leffew, a church deacon, will also talk about the crash.
Fox59.com will stream the news conference live. The live stream will start around 5 p.m. at this link.