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Six teens killed in Ohio SUV crash

5:02 PM, Mar 10, 2013   |    comments
An Ohio State Patrol vehicle sits along Pine Avenue S.E. in Warren, Ohio, where police say six teens were killed in an accident when the vehicle they were traveling in went off the roadway and into a pond, Sunday. (Photo: AP Photo/R. Michael Semple, Tribune Chronicle)
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WARREN, Ohio - Ohio authorities have identified six teenagers killed in a one-vehicle SUV crash, along with two teens who were able to escape from the overturned sport-utility vehicle submerged in a pond.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it's not believed that the eight people inside the vehicle were closely related.

Killed were Alexis Cayson, 19; Andrique Bennett, 14; Brandon Murray, 17,; and Kirkland Behner, Daylan Ray and Ramone White, all 15. All six were from Warren, in northeast Ohio.

Brian Henry, 18, and Asher Lewis, 15, both of Warren, survived.

The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road, hit a guardrail and overturned, Lt. Anne Ralston said. Investigators said 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.

Ralston didn't know where the teens were headed. She didn't have any information to release on possible causes of or factors in the crash.

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.

The two teen boys who survived were treated for bruising and other injuries and released, she said.

The highway patrol received the first call on the crash at 7:15 a.m., Ralston said. Divers helped the patrol.

Associated Press

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