Two Youngstown State University students are dead, and two others are hospitalized following a one-car crash on Interstate 76.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Honda Accord being driven by Muctar B. Kamara went off the eastbound lanes of I-76 just west of the Mahoning County line at around 6:30 pm Friday.

The car veered into the median, then back across the eastbound lanes before crashing into trees and rolling over onto the roof along the south side of the highway.

Kamara was taken to a hospital where he died. Nekian F. Sesay, 19, who was in the back seat of the car died from her injuries at the scene of the crash.

Two other passengers in the car, Imran Sawaneh, a 19-year-old male, and Aicha A. Sawaneh, a 20-year-old female, received injuries the patrol says are not life-threatening.

Aicha Sawaneh was flown by a medical helicopter to Akron City Hospital. Imram Sawaneh was transported to University Hospital Portage by ambulance.

Troopers say it appears either speed or driver distraction may have been a factor for the cause of the crash.

Preliminary investigation revealed Nekian Sesay and Aicha Sawaneh were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

All four people in the car are from Freetown, Sierra Leone, and are students at Youngstown State University, according to the patrol.