SUV Accident Kills 6 Teenagers
Eight teenagers were riding in a Honda Passport in northeastern Ohio, when their vehicle hit a guard rail, rolled over, and ended in a pond. Ages ranged from 14-19. Six died, and two were injured according to Lt. Anne Ralston of the Ohio Department of Public Safety.
“She was loving. She was silly and she was a clown. She liked to make everybody laugh even when we were sad,” Ashia Cayson told CNN affiliate WKBN. Cayson’s sister Alexis died in the crash.
“I just want everybody to know that if you are going through something, pick up the phone and call your siblings, your family and tell them you love them. You never know what can happen. Tomorrow is not promised to anybody,” she said
The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified those killed as Alexis Cayson, 19; Andrique Bennett, 14; Kirklan M. Behner, 15; Daylan Ray, 15; Brandon A. Murray, 17; and Ramone M. White, 15. All were from Warren.
Five of the deceased were found inside the vehicle. The sixth was discovered under the SUV when it was removed from the water. The two survivors managed to crawl out the back, get to a nearby house, and call 911.
Initial investigation suggested that the vehicle was overloaded, and no one was wearing a seat belt.
Columnist-The Guardian Express