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OSP to provide update on fatal crash that killed six teens

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SOUTHINGTON, Ohio - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is planning a news conference on Thursday to provide an update on details of the crash that killed six Trumbull County teenagers last month.

In a news release Wednesday afternoon, the Patrol provided few details about what to expect at Thursday's media update but Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Warren School Superintendent Michael Notar and Warren Police Chief Tim Bowers are expected to attend.

Among the questions still unanswered is whether the driver of the vehicle, 19 year old Alexis Cayson of Warren, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash.

Authorities have said there is no evidence that drugs or alchohol played a role in the crash but toxicology reports have not been released yet.

In what's been described as one of the deadliest crashes in the history of Trumbull County, six teenagers ranging in ages from 14-19 died when the Honda SUV they were driving in hit a guardrail and flipped over into a nearby pond. A total of 8 teenagers were in the vehicle. Two survived the crash with minor injuries.

Authorities have said they believe the SUV was traveling at high rate of speed in the early morning hours of March 10, 2013 when it struck the guardrail and flipped over into the pond.

The SUV was submerged in water but the two survivors were able to escape and call for help.

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