Vehicle in teen crash stolen: The vehicle involved in a crash that left six Ohio teens dead was reported stolen on Monday.
Over the weekend, six teens were killed after the SUV they were traveling in slammed into a guardrail near Warren, Ohio, before flipping over into a pond. However, the owner of the vehicle said that it was stolen, and police are now trying to piece together exactly what happened.
The six dead teens were aged 14 to 19, but it is not clear where they were traveling to or where they were coming from. Two other teenagers survived the incident. All were from Warren, a city of 41,000 located near the border with Pennsylvania.
The owner of the vehicle, a Honda Passport, filed a report saying it was stolen after meeting with police investigating the crash, a spokesperson with the Ohio State Highway Patrol told Reuters.
Police said none of the teens were related to the owner and none asked to use the vehicle, reported CBS News. The vehicle was registered to a resident of Youngstown, some 20 miles away.
Lisa Williamson, the mother of a 14-year-old boy killed in the accident, said her son and his friend lied about staying over at each other’s homes that night. She believed they actually went to a party.
“If only he had listened,” Lisa Williamson, the mother, told The Associated Press. “I told him, `Don’t you go nowhere.’ But they’re kids.”
Two teens who escaped the crash spoke with investigators, State Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Holt. told CBS.
Investigators said that excessive speed was likely a factor in the crash. They are also awaiting the results of alcohol and drug tests, according to AP.
State police said that none of the teens in the vehicle were wearing their seat-belts.
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