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Teens killed in stolen SUV

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By Natalie Jovonovich (CNN)-The Ohio State Highway Patrol is releasing more details about the Sunday morning crash that killed six teens and injured two others.

We've learned the owner of the vehicle involved reported it stolen on Monday.

But many questions remain.

I just can't believe that's my son that's gone like that. It just, it hurts.

He's my only son, so we miss him a lot.

Derrick and Lamana Ray can only describe the loss of their 15-year-old son Daylan as devastating.

Bubbly, joking around, always got the headphones in his ears, listening to music and stuff, loud, coming up behind you and scaring you.

They say the last time they talked to him they encouraged him to stay out of trouble.

Lisa Williamson also lost her son, 14-year-old Brandon Murray.

She told us she hopes others take a lesson from what she's now going through.

I just hope that these kids just realize that you need to stop and think and take heed.

There are still lots of unanswered questions, the main one for many wondering where the car full of eight teens was coming from, and where it was going at 7 a-m.

Relatives and friends tell us at least some were seen at a party late Saturday night.

From what I understand, they were on their way back, trying to get home before any of us woke up, found 'em missing.

That issue is among many investigators are still looking into.

What business did they have? What was their speed? Why did they crash? Were there drugs or alcohol?

But more details released Monday evening partially answer one big question: how 19-year-old Alexis Cayson came to be driving the 1998 Honda passport registered to Marquis Stephenson of Youngstown.

 We've learned that he was visiting his sister, who is not Cayson, about two miles from where the SUV crashed. According to this police report, he woke up to find his keys missing, and when he went outside to look for his vehicle, that was gone too.

Two other important pieces of information came out Monday: troopers found no defects on the vehicle that would have caused it to lose control.

And they determined that none of the eight teens were wearing seat belts.

 

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