WARREN, Ohio– One day after the deadliest car accident in Trumbull County history, the city of Warren comes together to help those grieving.
8 teens were in a Honda Passport around 6:50 a.m. on Sunday, headed south on Pine Street, when the vehicle went off the left side of the road, hit and rolled over a guardrail and landed in a swamp on its roof.
6 people were killed, 2 others were injured in the accident.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the victims who did not survive are:
- Alexis Cayson, 19
- Kirklan M. Behner, 15
- Daylan Ray, 15,
- Ramone M. White, 15
- Andrique Bennett, 14
- Brandon A. Murray, 14
The Ohio State Patrol, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Warren City School Superintendent Michael Notar and grief counselors with Valley Counseling held a news conference Monday morning addressing their plan to help the community and the latest on their investigation.
Lt.Brian Holt with Ohio State Patrol said Monday morning that the two survivors broke out a window in the car and swam to safety. Brian K. Henry, 18, and Asher C. Lewis, 15 then ran to a nearby home and called 9-1-1. Lt.Holt says the Warren Fire Department was on scene within minutes of getting the call.
Both Henry and Lewis have been treated and released from the hospital.
According to Lt.Holt the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed. The posted speed limit is 35 mph in that area. Some of the passengers were wearing their seat belts.
Autopsies on the 6 victims are expected to be done today. Investigators say once the results are finished they will reveal toxicology reports.
Warren Mayor Doug Franklin has been meeting with the families of the victims since Sunday morning. He told reporters during Monday’s news conference he plans to be with the families today as well.
Mayor Franklin said, “We are a community that celebrates our victories together. We are also a community that pulls together during times like this.”
He went on to say that he has been flooded with calls from citizens asking how they can help. Mayor Franklin is encouraging everyone to pray for those families who lost their loved ones.
Grief counselors have been on hand at Warren G. Harding school and Willard K-8 School since this morning offering support to students and staff members.
Valley Counseling Services says if anyone needs additional counseling or support in coping with this accident, please call 211.
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