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Update: 6 teens killed in Ohio SUV crash are identified, speed a factor

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WARREN, Ohio (AP -

WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- Highway Patrol officials say speed was a factor in the violent early morning crash of a sports utility vehicle that killed six teenagers in the 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 traveling when it crashed into a guardrail and flipped over into a swampy pond at about 7 a.m. Sunday. He says that speed was an issue with the SUV that was carrying eight teenagers.

Holt says he isn't sure what the speed limit on the two-lane road is and wouldn't estimate the speed that the SUV was traveling. He also says he won't comment on whether alcohol or drugs were involved.

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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WARREN, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio authorities have identified six teenagers killed in a one-vehicle SUV crash, along with two teens who were able to escape from the overturned sport utility vehicle submerged in a pond.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says it's not believed that the eight people inside the vehicle were closely related.

Killed were 19-year-old Alexis Cayson; 14-year-old Andrique Bennett; 17-year-old Brandon Murray; and Kirkland Behner, Daylan Ray and Ramone White, all 15. All six were from Warren, in northeast Ohio.

Eighteen-year-old Brian Henry and 15-year-old Asher Lewis, both of Warren, survived.

A sport utility vehicle carrying eight teenagers crashed into a guardrail Sunday morning and landed in a pond in northeast Ohio, killing six of them and injuring the others, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The Honda Passport veered off the left side of a road, hit a guardrail and overturned, Lt. Anne Ralston said. Investigators say it came to rest in a pond just south of the city of Warren, about 60 miles east of Cleveland near the Pennsylvania state line.

Ralston didn't know where the teens were headed. She didn't have any information to release on possible causes of or factors in the crash.

Two of the teens, both 15, were brought to a hospital "in full cardiac arrest," St. Joseph Health Center nursing supervisor Julie Gill said, and were pronounced dead there. She said they were treated for hypothermic drowning trauma, indicating they had been submerged in cold water.

The two teen boys who survived were treated for bruising and other injuries and released, she said.

All those killed were ages 14 to 19, authorities said. Their names weren't released, while family members were being contacted.

The highway patrol received the first call on the crash at 7:15 a.m., Ralston said. Divers helped the patrol, and local police referred calls seeking information to the patrol.

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