Fire crews examine the wreckage of an SUV that plunged into a pond in Warren, Ohio, killing 6 teens and injuring 2 others. (WKYC)
WARREN, OH (WKYC) -- A deadly accident has claimed six teenagers' lives and two teens remain in an area hospital.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells Channel 3 a Honda Passport carrying eight people went off the side of a road into a pond on Pine Avenue SE.
Killed in the crash were 19-year-old Alexis Cayson, 14-year-old Andrique Bennett, 17-year-old Brandon Murray, and Kirklan Behner, Daylan Ray, and Ramone White, all 15-years-old.
Brian Henry, 18, and Asher Lewis, 15, survived the crash. They were taken to Saint Joseph's Health Center for treatment. They have since been released.
All of the victims are from Warren.
According to troopers, the SUV was travelling south on Pine Street when it went off the side of the road. It struck a guardrail and went airborne.
Troopers say that speed contributed to the crash and that the SUV was traveling over 70 mph when the driver lost control.
The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The Trumbull County Sheriff's Office Dive team and Ohio State Troopers Crash Reconstruction team responded to the scene.
Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar says grief counselors will be available at the school throughout the day tomorrow. The school building will also be open to members of the community from 6-7:30 a.m. at the Willard K-8 building and the high school.
At an 8 p.m. press conference, authorities held a press conference and reported this to be the deadliest crash in Trumbull county history.