Driver in fatal Ohio crash had no license
By JESSE WASHINGTON AP National Writer March 12, 2013 11:18AM
Lisa Williamson, mother of Brandon A. Murray, hugs her son's friend Monday, March 11, 2013, in Warren, Ohio. Investigators spent Monday trying to piece together why eight teenagers were crammed into a speeding SUV without the owner's permission when it flipped over into a pond, killing six of them, including Murray. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Updated: March 12, 2013 11:18AM
WARREN, Ohio — A crash report says the driver of an SUV that crashed and killed six friends in northeast Ohio didn’t have a valid license.
The report released Tuesday by the State Highway Patrol says a teen who survived the crash told a state trooper that it felt like the 19-year-old woman behind the wheel was driving 80 mph.
Another teen who escaped the Sunday morning crash in Warren told a trooper that the driver, Alexis Cayson, sped up just as the SUV rounded what’s known as “Dead Man’s Curve.”
Cayson was among those killed.
The owner of the sport utility vehicle told police Monday that it had been stolen although it’s not clear whether all of the teens knew that.
The six who died were 14 to 19 years old.