Toledo, OH (PRWEB) March 12, 2013
On Sunday morning, 13 ABC News reported six teenagers were killed when a Honda Passport veered off the road, hit a guardrail, and landed upside down in a pond. As explained by 13 ABC News, the vehicle contained 8 individuals ranging in age from 14-years-old to 19-years-old, with the accident occurring sometime near 7 am. There was no explanation of why the teens were driving at that time, or how long they had been out on the road, but authorities did specify a high rate of speed as the vehicle was driven around what is referred to as “Dead Man’s Curve,” according to USA Today.
USA Today reported on Monday that Alexis Cayson, the oldest of the teens involved, was driving the Honda Passport that did not belong to any of the teens. The SUV was registered to a 33-year-old man of Youngstown, Ohio, Marquis Stephenson. USA Today stated that the relationship between Cayson and Stephenson remains unclear.
Attorney Charles Boyk remarked on how tragic this accident is, but also stated that once further details are found in the investigation, there will be much more involvement from the parents of the deceased children.
“Right now the cause of the accident is unknown; however speed is thought to have been a factor in the accident. Once other factors are concluded or eliminated, such as drugs and alcohol playing a role in the accident, authorities will be able to determine the cause of the accident.”
Attorney Boyk also explained that no legal claims can be made before the cause of the accident is determined. But, Boyk also stated, “Once the cause is found, the family of the deceased will be able to file claims appropriately.”