6 teens killed in crash: An SUV traveling 70 miles per hour hit a guardrail and flipped over, killing 6 teens in the ensuing crash.
An SUV crash left six teenagers dead and two injured in northeastern Ohio on Sunday morning, state officials said.
The vehicle struck a guardrail near the town of Warren, located around 60 miles from Cleveland, Ohio State Patrol told WKBN. The six who died were Andrique Bennett, 14, Kirklan M. Behner, 15, Daylan Ray, 15, Ramone M. White, 15, Brandon A. Murray, 17, and Alexis Cayson, 19. All the teens were from Warren
Two other people, aged 18 and 15, were injured and sent to St. Joseph Health Center and Trumbull Memorial hospitals, the station reported.
The vehicle, identified as a Honda Passport, went off the side of the road and hit a guardrail, causing it to flip over into a pond area. Five of the teens were pulled from the wreckage and another was ejected out and was found under the SUV.
The two survivors escaped the crash and ran to a nearby phone and called 911
“She was loving. She was silly, and she was a clown. She liked to make everybody laugh even when we were sad,” Cayson, the sister of Alexis Cayson, who died in the crash, told WKBN. “I just want everybody to know that if you are going through something, pick up the phone and call your siblings, your family and tell them you love them. You never know what can happen. Tomorrow is not promised to anybody.”
Lt. Anne Ralston told The Associated Press that officials were not sure where the teenagers were heading.
Mourners constructed a makeshift memorial at the crash site. Daylan’s 12-year-old half-sister, Mariah Bryant, left a note.
“It hurts, it really does, because they are so young and, like, they could have had so much more to life,” she told AP. “We just really started getting close, and it’s hard to believe he’s gone.”
Authorities told NBC News that the SUV was going more than 70 miles per hour when the driver struck the guardrail.
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