SUV crash in Warren kills 6 teens, injures 2
Warren -- A sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail March 10 and flipped over into a swampy pond in northeast Ohio, killing five boys and a girl, the state highway patrol said. The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road and overturned just south of Warren, Lt. Anne Ralston said. Investigators say it came to rest upside down in the swamp and sank with five of the victims trapped inside. A sixth who was thrown from the SUV during the crash was found under it when the vehicle was taken out of the water. Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Holt said speed was an issue at a news conference. He said he wouldn't estimate the speed the Honda Passport was traveling when it crashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a pond about 7 a.m. March 10. All those killed were ages 14 to 19, authorities said. State police identified them as 19-year-old Alexis Cayson; Andrique Bennett, 14; Brandon Murray, 17; and Kirklan Behner, Ramone White and Ray, all 15. The Highway Patrol said Alexis was the only female in the vehicle. It wasn't clear who was driving. The two who survived, 18-year-old Brian Henry and 15-year-old Asher Lewis, both of Warren, were treated for bruising and other injuries and released, St. Joseph Health Center nursing supervisor Julie Gill said. The two escaped from the submerged vehicle and ran to a nearby home to call 911, the highway patrol said.
-- Associated Press