The mother of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found dead in central Ohio has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.
Investigators Say Speed Likely A Factor In Crash That Left 6 Dead
Investigators are focusing on speeding as a key factor in the crash of a sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers, six of them killed when it slammed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond.
Authorities are citing an unspecified “high rate” of speed, but would not speculate on whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash about 7 a.m. Sunday.
The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road and overturned, coming to a rest upside down in the swamp. It sank with five of the victims trapped inside. A sixth person thrown from the SUV during the crash was found under it.
The patrol identified those killed as Andrique Bennett, 14; Kirklan M. Behner, 15; Daylan Ray, 15; Ramone M. White, 15; Brandon A. Murray, 17; and Alexis Cayson, 19, all of Warren.
Two boys escaped from the submerged vehicle and ran a quarter-mile to a home to call 911.