With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
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.