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BRUNSWICK, Ohio — Runners took to the streets in Brunswick Sunday morning in memory of four teens who died in a car accident last year.

The Cleveland Clinic Brunswick Family Health Center sponsored a 5K run to raise money for the Brunswick Blue Pride Foundation.

The group formed after four students were killed and one was seriously injured in a car accident last June. The five students were riding in a car that flipped and hit a tree after crossing a dangerous section of railroad tracks in Columbia Township.

The idea behind the foundation is to raise money for the victims’ families as well as for scholarship funds and driver education.

“We just hope we can prevent future accidents like that and things like this from happening in the future,” said David Finn, foundation president. “So if it’s through the education process or whatever comes up in the future, we hope we can make an impact on the children.”

With the support of more than 200 runners on Sunday alone, Finn said the foundation hopes to make the event annual.

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