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2 teens killed after car crashes into tree in Lorain; police say driver did not have license

The identities of those who died have not yet been released.
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LORAIN, Ohio — Two teen children are dead following a car crash in Lorain early Thursday morning.

Police say a 16-year-old boy was driving a Chevrolet HHR westbound on East 29th Street, with a 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl as passengers. Just after passing Oakwood Avenue around 12:27 a.m., the apparently speeding vehicle went off the right side of road and slammed into a tree.

The driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to Mercy Health hospital, but was successfully treated and eventually released. However, both passengers were killed at the scene, and identification is pending from the Lorain County Coroner's Office.

Besides accusing him of driving recklessly and too fast, investigators say the 16-year-old at the wheel does not have a valid license, which means criminal charges could be pending. While authorities have not identified him, 3News normally does not release the names of juvenile suspects unless they are charged as adults.

Anyone with further information regarding this incident is asked to immediately call Officer Kyle Genelius at (440) 204-2115. Officials say this is the seventh fatal crash in the city of Lorain this year.