Nearly two months after a two-vehicle crash claimed the lives of two Tecumseh High School students at 45th and Aydelotte Streets, Shawnee police say they are still investigating that crash, but court records show a parent of one of the teens has filed a civil lawsuit relating to that crash.
Shawnee Police Cpl. Vivian Lozano-Stafford said Tuesday that the department's investigation into the accident is still ongoing and no additional information has been released. Once the probe and final reports are completed, which she said can take many weeks, they will be turned over to the district attorney’s office for review.
Shawnee police previously released the initial report. Two vehicles — a Ford Mustang and a Honda Accord — were involved in the accident. Two Tecumseh High School students, Logan Deardorff, 18, and Shelby D. Johnson, 17, were occupants of the Ford Mustang and died from their injuries.
The report shows the Honda Accord was driven by Roger D. Flint, 61, of Shawnee, who was injured in that crash and hospitalized at OU Medical Center before being released.
The two-vehicle crash occurred about 5:11 p.m. Jan. 26. Both vehicles were eastbound, with the traffic report indicating the Honda rear-ended the Ford Mustang.
Witnesses to the accident told officers that Flint’s Honda ran off the road multiple times before the accident occurred and the Honda also was traveling at a high rate of speed, the report shows. Flint's condition at the time of the accident is listed on the report as being unknown.
And while the investigation into what happened is ongoing by Shawnee police, Pottawatomie County District Court records show the mother of Deardorff has filed a civil lawsuit naming Flint as the defendant.
That civil case was filed on Feb. 20. There is not yet a defendant's answer on the case record and no court dates are yet listed
Watch for updates.