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Ohio Crash: Speed Probed As Six Teens Killed
Police suspect speeding was the key factor in a car crash that killed six teenagers in Ohio.
A vehicle carrying eight people slammed into a crash barrier on a road in Warren, about 60 miles east of Cleveland, at about 7am on Sunday.
The Honda Passport flipped over and ended up in a swampy pond nearby.
It sank with five of the victims trapped inside. A sixth person thrown from the car during the crash was found underneath it.
Two boys escaped from the submerged vehicle and ran a quarter of a mile to a home to call for help.
Investigators are citing an unspecified "high rate" of speed, but would not speculate on whether alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash.
No one in the vehicle had permission to take it, but there were no theft reports, police said.
"All I know is my baby is gone," said Derrick Ray, whose 15 year-old son Daylan died in the crash.
He said he knew that his son was out with friends, but did not know their plans.
State police identified the other victims as the 19-year-old driver Alexis Cayson; Andrique Bennett, 14; Brandon Murray, 17; and Kirklan Behner and Ramone White who were both 15.
The two who survived, 18-year-old Brian Henry and 15-year-old Asher Lewis were treated for bruising and other injuries and later released.
The car is designed to hold five people. It is not known how many of the eight occupants were wearing a seatbelt.