Community mourns three Euclid High students killed in weekend car crash

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Euclid High School offered grief counseling on Monday after the deaths of three students in a car crash over the weekend.

Alexandria Winegarner, Takia Jackson and Daija Wynne, all 17 and all students at Euclid High School, were passengers in a car driven by Kareem H. Walton.

Police say Walton was driving well above the posted 25 mile per hour speed limit on Kirby Avenue just after midnight on Saturday when he lost control of the car.

The car went off the road crashing into a tree.

All of the passengers were ejected from the car and died at the scene of the crash.

Neighbors describe hearing a tremendous crash when the car hit the tree. Several say when they looked outside to investigate and realized there were people from the car lying around the wreckage, possibly deceased, they were too upset to go any closer.

The scene was so disturbing that the city of Cleveland sent representatives from the police department to the neighborhood on Monday trying to find any witnesses to the crash or its aftermath and offering help to cope with what they might have witnessed.

Cleveland Police offered no new details from the investigation of the crash on Monday.

Walton and one other passenger who survived the crash remained hospitalized.

He will face three charges of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and two additional charges of Aggravated Vehicular Assault.

Because the crash took the lives of three of their students, Euclid City Schools are also planning to hold a vigil, although the time and the details of the vigil itself are still being finalized.

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