WARREN -- A deadly accidentclaimed sixteenagers' lives and two teens were treated and released from an area hospital.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol tells Channel 3 a Honda Passport carrying eight people went off the side of a road into a pond on Pine Avenue SE.
Killed in the crash were 19-year-old Alexis Cayson, 14-year-old Andrique Bennett, 14-year-old Brandon Murray, and Kirklan Behner, Daylan Ray, and Ramone White, all 15-years-old.
Brian Henry, 18, and Asher Lewis, 15, survived the crash. They were taken to Saint Joseph's Health Center for treatment and then released.
All of the victims are from Warren.
The Ohio State Patrol, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin, Warren City School Superintendent Michael Notar and grief counselors with Valley Counseling held a news conference Monday morning, addressing their plan to help the community and the latest on their investigation.
Notar said Valley Counseling Services had been brought in to both Warren G. Harding High School and Willard Elementary School.
The VCS spokesman said they were providing counseling to students, teachers and staff and were also prepared to offer counseling to the first responders who arrived at the crash on Sunday night.
He said the students appear to be "grieving appropriately."
State Highway Patrol Lt. Brian Holt said Monday investigators are still piecing the details together. He says that no one in the group had permission to take the vehicle and that its owner was not related to any of the teens.
Law enforcement officials said they are not prepared to say what caused the crash and would only say that there were five seatbelts in the car and 8 passengers.
The local dive team was sent out immediately and arrived soon after the crash. They added that it was the most loss of life in any accident in the history of Trumbull County.
One official said the two who survived were able to break out a window of the vehicle and swim out.
According to troopers, the SUV was travelling south on Pine Street when it went off the side of the road. It struck a guardrail and went airborne.
Troopers say that speed contributed to the crash and that the SUV was traveling over 70 mph when the driver lost control.
The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Sunday.The Trumbull County Sheriff's Office Dive team and Ohio State Troopers Crash Reconstruction team responded to the scene.
Warren City Schools Superintendent Michael Notar says grief counselors will be available at the school throughout the day tomorrow. The school building will also be open to members of the community from 6-7:30 a.m. at the Willard K-8 building and the high school.