PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Six teens are dead after a crash in nearby Warren, Ohio.
Eight teens were traveling in the car, when it crashed through a guardrail and landed in a pond around 7 a.m. Sunday.
Two got out alive, but the others did not make it.
For the sister of one of the victims, it was a grim reminder that anything can happen in life.
“I just want everybody to know, you know, even if you’re going through something, pick up the phone and call your siblings and your family and tell them you love them because you never know what could happen,” Ashia Cayson said. “Tomorrow is not promised to anybody.”
The SUV landed upside down and no one inside was wearing a seat belt.
One of the victims was ejected from the vehicle and found underneath it. Other victims died from hypothermic drowning.
Many in the community mourned the loss and tried to understand why and how it happened.
“I have taken most of this morning to meet with all the family members that I possibly could at both hospitals,” Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said. “We’re going to pull together and be there for them.”
The crash killed five boys and a girl. Two other boys escaped.
All were from Warren, just outside of Youngstown.
Police estimate the vehicle was going more than 70 miles per hour when it hit the guardrail.