Fire destroys portion of Warren accident memorial site - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Tragedy in Warren: Fire destroys portion of Warren accident memorial site

Posted: Updated:

WARREN, Ohio - A community that has been reeling since a tragic car accident claimed the lives of six teenagers has once again been burned.

Dozens of teddy bears, candles and balloons placed at the site of the accident caught fire early Monday morning.

Officials with the fire department say the cause of the fire is still under investigation but lit candles placed at the site may be to blame.

Residents gathered at the site believe the fire was intentional.

A family member of one of the victims tells 21 News several crosses, football helmets and pictures of the victims were no longer there.

She believes they were stolen.

"We're already grieving the loss of our loved ones and then someone does something like this," says Adrian Green, a cousin to one of the victims.

"It's some place these kids can come and grieve for their friends, their family," says city resident Tammy Smithberger. "[The victims] are beautiful angels now and this is totally disrespectful, it's wrong."

A city police officer says he hopes that, with the help of fire crews, the exact cause of the fire will soon be determined.

 

 

 

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

    Monday, September 1 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:09:34 GMT
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
    Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.More >>
  • Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    Ohio police: Wedding guest tries to steal gifts

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Police in Dayton say a wedding guest tried to make off with checks and cash for the newlyweds. Officers were called to the wedding reception late Saturday night after workers noticed that a safe had been emptied out. Police say about $6,800 was found in unopened wedding cards inside a tuxedo garment bag belonging to one of the guests. A police report says surveillance video showed a man entering the office and later walking out with the garment bag. The man told police he...More >>
  • Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    Flying club remembers 4 killed in Ohio plane crash

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
    CLEVELAND (AP) - Members of a flying club held a candlelight vigil to remember four Ohio college students killed a week ago when a small plane crashed just after taking off near Cleveland. Friends and family members were among the 80 people who gathered Sunday night near the crash site in Willoughby Hills. Federal officials say the pilot of the plane reported he was having trouble climbing just after takeoff and was trying to return to the airport. All four people aboard the plane were stude...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms