6 teens killed, 2 injured after car hit guardrail and overturned into pond in Ohio

Victim IDs released

WARREN, Ohio - Six teenagers were killed and two were injured in a one-car crash in northeast Ohio Sunday.

Lt. Anne Ralston says two teens survived the crash early Sunday, in which the Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road, hit a guardrail and overturned. Investigators say it came to rest in a pond just south of the city of Warren, about 60 miles east of Cleveland near the Pennsylvania state line.

The wreck happened around 7:15 Sunday morning.

A Warren police officer believes speed was a factor, estimating the SUV was traveling around 70 mph in the industrial area. 

All of the victims were ages 14 to 19.

On Sunday afternoon, authorities released the names of the teens who were killed:

- Alexis Cayson, age 19
- Andrique Bennett, age 14
- Kirklan M. Behner, age 15
- Daylan  Ray, age 15
- Brandon A. Murray, age 17
- Ramone M. White, age 15

Two of the teens, both 15, were brought to a hospital "in full cardiac arrest," St. Joseph Health Center nursing supervisor Julie Gill said, and were pronounced dead there. She said they were treated for hypothermic drowning trauma, indicating they had been submerged in cold water.

Two teen boys who survived, Brian Henry, 18,  and Asher Lewis, 15, were treated for bruising and other injuries and released, she said. T

State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Brian Holt says the two boys who survived escaped from the submerged vehicle and ran a quarter-mile to a home to call 911.

Although Holt said speed was a factor in the wreck, he won't speculate on alcohol and-or drug usage pending toxicology reports.

Holt says no one in the vehicle had permission to take the car, but there were no theft reports. The vehicle was licensed to a resident of Youngstown, about 20 miles away.

It remains unclear where the teens were headed.

 

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