Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say the driver of an SUV that crashed into a pond killing six teens was speeding, but she did not have any alcohol or drugs in her system.
WARREN, Ohio - Hundreds of mourners in a northeast Ohio community flocked Friday to the first of six funerals for the teenagers killed when a speeding sport utility vehicle crashed last weekend.
Fifteen-year-old Kirklan Behner was remembered for his charismatic personality, the Youngstown Vindicator reported.
Family and friends said Behner, a ninth-grader, loved to make others laugh and was known to shovel snow or carry groceries to help his neighbors.
Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said he worked alongside Behner on two different cleanup projects.
"He had something that caused adults to gravitate to him," Franklin said. "He had a joyful spirit that was contagious. From that point on, I felt like he was a part of my family."
Behner and five other teens drowned Sunday when an SUV struck a guardrail and flipped into a swampy pond in Warren, about 50 miles southeast of Cleveland.
Authorities say the 19-year-old driver didn't have a valid license. Her funeral services are scheduled Saturday.
Four more teenage boys also died. Their funeral services are planned between Sunday and Tuesday.
Pastor Anthony L. Davis of Genesis Christian Community Center said he questioned God about why Behner died so soon.
"God had to remind me that his time ain't like our time," Davis told mourners. "He also had to remind me that he doesn't take everyone through the same process of promotion. God said I have something better than just a high-school diploma."
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Hundreds of mourners in a northeast Ohio community flocked Friday to the first of six funerals for the teenagers killed when a speeding sport utility vehicle crashed last weekend.
Members of a northeast Ohio community are offering monetary and in-kind donations to help families of six teenagers killed when a speeding sport utility vehicle crashed into a pond.
Initial funeral service arrangements have been announced for some of the six teens killed when a speeding sport utility vehicle crashed in Warren.
There were lies told to parents, a car with five seats carrying eight teens, and an unlicensed driver. The car was speeding. No seat belts were used.
One of the two survivors in the Warren car crash that killed six teens describes the horrific scene, and says he wishes he could have saved someone.
A rapper. An aspiring chef and pro wrestling fan. A fun-loving youth who volunteered. A budding football star. All young dreams and lives that ended suddenly Sunday morning in Warren.