Donations go to funerals for Ohio teens in crash

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Posted: Mar 14, 2013 6:44 AM

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Members of a northeast Ohio community are offering monetary and in-kind donations to help the families of six teenagers killed when a speeding sport utility vehicle crashed into a pond.

WFMJ-TV (http://bit.ly/14YxYol ) reports an anonymous donor has offered to pay for six resting spots, and a restaurant is donating food for the victims' families in Warren, about 50 miles southeast of Cleveland. Pastors are collecting money to help with funeral expenses, and a printing business is making programs for those services for free.

Funeral services for some of the teens are planned this weekend.

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The teens drowned Sunday when an SUV struck a guardrail and flipped into a swampy pond. Authorities said five teens were trapped inside, and a sixth who was thrown from the vehicle was found underneath it.

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Information from: WFMJ-TV, http://www.wfmj.com