Authorities are still piecing together the puzzle of the Warren crash that killed 6 teenagers on Sunday, State Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Holt said at a news conference on Monday, reported local media, News Net 5.
The authorities are still investigating where the teens were going. The teens where driving a SUV Honda Passport. Authorities said that the teenagers did not have permission to drive the vehicle.
The SUV is licensed to a Youngstown resident. Holt said that the owner of the vehicle was not related to any of the teens. Although the owner had not reported the vehicle missing, it is still unclear if the owner knew the vehicle was missing.
“The last 24 hours have been difficult to say the least,” Holt said.
Holt also believes that the vehicle was traveling over the limit of 35 MPH. He does not know the exact speed, or how many teens where wearing their seatbelts.
“There were eight people in the vehicle only designed for five occupants so clearly some individuals were not utilizing a seatbelt,” Holt said.
The six teens that lost their lives were Alexis Cayson, 19, Andrique Bennett, 14, Kirklan M. Behner, 15, Daylan Ray, 15, Brandon A. Murray, 14, and Ramone M. White, 15.
Brian Henry, 18, and Asher Lewis, 15, broke a rear window of the vehicle and swam out. They ran to a nearby home to call 911. The two suffered bruises and other injuries.
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