Woman, 78, Killed by School Bus on Her Morning Walk

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013  |  Updated 5:47 AM EDT
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An elderly woman who was out for her mornign walk, is dead following a hit-and-run in Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County early Monday morning. NBC10's Deanna Durante has the details.

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An elderly woman who was out for her mornign walk, is dead following a hit-and-run in Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County early Monday morning. NBC10's Deanna Durante has the details.

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An elderly woman who was out for her morning walk, died following a hit-and-run in Lower Pottsgrove, Montgomery County, Pa. early Monday morning.

Shirley Wilhelm, 78, was hit by a school bus just after 7 a.m.

The owner of the bus company spoke exclusively to NBC10’s Deanna Durante this afternoon.

During the conversation, he confirmed that one of his female drivers called him after seeing this morning’s news about the hit-and-run at the intersection of W. Charlotte and Mervine Streets. She told him that she thought that she may be responsible for the accident, according to the owner. The driver also allegedly told him that she thought she had hit a bag of trash.

He advised his employee to call police, which she did.

The female driver, he says, has been with the company for 18 years.

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NBC10 was on scene as the bus believed to be the striking vehicle was towed from the bus company's lot.

Police are not identifying the driver or the victim.

Sukmjinder Singh, owner of a nearby gas station, says that the woman was between 70 and 80 years old and that she came into his store often to purchase lottery tickets and soda.

Wilhelm's family declined to comment. Police were not identifying the bus driver.

The Montgomery County District Attorney's office is investigating.

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