Vehicle in fatal teen crash reported stolen; survivor says speed was a factor
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 11:21:17 GMT —
UPDATE: The 19-year-old driver of the SUV involved in a crash that killed six Warren teens did not have a valid driver's license, according to a crash report by the Ohio Highway Patrol
The Associated Press reports that one of the teen survivors told troopers it felt like the female driver was going 80 mph when she rounded a part of the road called "Dead Man's Curve."
Troopers with the Ohio Highway Patrol told WKYC that the vehicle's owner, Marquis Stephenson, filed a theft report with police on March 11, stating his 1998 Honda Passport had been taken from North Feederke Road in Warren.
According to the Associated Press, one of the two teens who survived the crash said the driver was speeding before she struck a guard rail and flipped into a pond early Sunday. Brian Henry, 18, said he was catching a ride with friends and didn't know what the others had been doing before he was picked up.
Investigators are still waiting for toxicology results to determine if alcohol was a factor. Troopers report none of the eight teens were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
(The Associated Press and WKYC contributed to this report)