Rice Township Police Sgt. Harry Ehret said Monday morning he was executing search warrants for the car, which had a shattered windshield and scrapes and dents along the front bumper after the crash, and for Kyada’s phone. He said no determinations about the cause of the crash would be made until toxicology reports and other information were collected.
The Herbsts’ sons have been released from the hospital. At press time, Bryan Herbst remained in Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Plains Township, while the female victims remained in Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.
According to a Sunday update on a youcaring.comaccount set up for the family, Bryan Herbst will need “a few more surgeries and occupational and physical therapy”. Nina, as well as their daughters and cousin, are also improving.
Funds to help with the family’s medical expenses are being collected on the site, which can be accessed by going to youcaring.comand typing “Herbst” into the search bar. At press time, over $32,000 had been collected.
A fundraiser for the family is also planned from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Ice House Pub on Nuangola Road. The pub will have a table set up that night to collect donations for the family.
Mann triaged the victims while one of her 17-year-old twin sons retrieved her stethoscope and the other called for ambulance and air units.
Her first task was to get the baby’s airway open, and she called on a neighbor to keep the airway open while she attended to the other victims. She credited first responders, helpful neighbors and her sons with getting “everybody stabilized and out of here in minutes.” Crestwood Secondary Campus’s soccer fields served as a staging area for the victims airlifted to Danville.
“I believe you’re always everywhere for a reason,” Mann said, noting she was thankful it was her day off so that she was home when the crash happened. “The good Lord meant for me to be here.”