WARREN, Ohio - Highway Patrol officials say speed was a factor in the violent early morning crash of a sports utility vehicle that killed six teenagers in northeast Ohio.
Ohio Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Holt says at a Sunday night news conference that he wouldn't estimate the speed the Honda Passport was travelling when it crashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond at about 7 a.m. Sunday. Holt says he isn't sure what the speed limit on the two-lane road is and wouldn't comment on whether alcohol or drugs were involved.
Officials identified the driver as 19-year-old Alexis Cayson, the only woman in the SUV and one of the six killed. Two others survived the crash.
State troopers showed off the wrecked vehicle, the windows cracked and with the most extensive damage to the front end, hood and roof.
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