Fund Raises Over $42K for Teen Crash Victims
Updated: Thursday, March 28 2013, 09:37 AM EDT
WARREN (AP) -- The organizer of a funeral fund for the six teens killed in a northeast Ohio SUV crash say donations from as far away as Los Angeles pushed the total past $42,000.
Bob Dean, who set up the account at a bank to accept the money, tells The Vindicator that the $42,600 was distributed to pay for funeral expenses last week.
The six teens drowned March 10 when a speeding SUV struck a guardrail and flipped into a swampy pond in Warren, about 50 miles southeast of Cleveland.
Authorities say the 19-year-old driver didn't have a valid license.
Dean says the money was used to pay for a variety of funeral expenses.
The grave sites at a local cemetery were provided by an anonymous donor.
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