Fire Destroys Memorial for 6 Teens Killed


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WARREN, Ohio — A memorial honoring six teenagers killed in an accident earlier this month in Warren was found partially burned Monday.

Just before 7 a.m. on March 10, eight teens were headed south on Pine Street, when their vehicle went off the left side of the road, hit and rolled over a guardrail and landed in a swamp on its roof. Six of the teenagers were killed, and two were injured.

Since the crash, the memorial has been growing, located along the guard rail near the swamp.

Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said the fire department got a call at around 2:30 a.m. Monday reporting the memorial was on fire. He said when firefighters arrived, the memorial was not engulfed but that a portion had already been destroyed.

He said it’s not been confirmed that the memorial was set on fire purposefully. There were candles burning as part of the display, he said, close to stuffed animals and other flammable items.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call police.

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