Teenager killed, 4 others hurt in Ohio car crash

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Posted: Aug 09, 2012 2:40 AM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was killed and four other teenagers were injured after the car they were riding in crashed in Brown Township, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said.

David Phillips III, the front seat passenger, died after he was thrown from the vehicle around 5 p.m. Wednesday. The driver, 16-year-old Trent Andrew Burchett and three other passengers — Joshua T. Jaccaud, 16, Ian T. Latorrie, 14, and Alex M. Stemple, 15 — were taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Police said Burchett lost control of a 1993 Saab and the vehicle went off the road, hitting a fence and rolling over at least once.

The Columbus Dispatch reports that the teens were members of the Hilliard Bradley High School marching band, which was holding practice sessions on Wednesday.

As the band gathered to begin its evening session, director Mark Oppenheimer told them David had been killed in the crash about two miles from the school, the newspaper said. He would have been a sophomore at the school this year.

Band members were sent home and practice was cancelled for the rest of the week.

Police said the five left together after a break from the band's afternoon practice session and may have headed off to get dinner.