Brunswick community raises money in memory of June 3 crash victims

BRUNSWICK, Ohio - The community of Brunswick continued to show their support Sunday for the families of the four teens killed and one injured in a June car crash.

The Brunswick Blue Pride Foundation was created in the days following the deadly crash.

On Sunday, community members held a benefit on Pearl Road to raise money for the foundation. There were food stands, a car show and a raffle at the event.

The Brunswick Blue Pride Foundation was created to offer ongoing support to the families, as well as to create memorial scholarships in honor of the students.

Blake Bartchak, Jeffrey Chaya, Kevin Fox and Lexi Poerner were killed in an early morning crash on June 3. Julia Romito was survived, escaping with minor injuries.

The final crash report from police showed that speed was a factor in the wreck.

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