Father says Ohio crash victims had a sleepover

Associated Press
This Monday, March 11, 2013 photo in Southington, Ohio shows the interior of a vehicle where six people died in a crash early Sunday in Warren, Ohio. Two teens who escaped the crash that killed six friends in a swampy pond wriggled out of the wreckage by smashing a rear window and swimming away from the SUV, a state trooper said Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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WARREN, Ohio (AP) — The father of one of six Ohio teens killed when an SUV flipped into a pond says the group was coming home from an overnight stay at a friend's house.

Andre Bennett Sr. said Monday that a 19-year-old woman who knew the teens offered them a ride home.

Only two of the eight people inside the sport utility vehicle survived the crash Sunday morning in the Ohio city of Warren.

State Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Holt said investigators are still piecing the details together. He said that no one in the group had permission to take the vehicle and that its owner was not related to the teens.

The dead were 14 to 19 years old. Authorities said the SUV was speeding when it hit a guardrail.

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