WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Young people call them "kick-backs": a small gathering of friends, less than a party but more grown-up than a sleepover. Something to do on weekends after the mall closes and the last movie lets out.
A kick-back may hold the answers this struggling northwestern Ohio industrial city is searching for after six teenagers died when a stolen SUV crashed into a pond. Two other teens escaped the submerged vehicle after it flipped over a guardrail.
The eight teens were crammed into a five-passenger Honda Passport as it sped down a desolate, 35-mph road early Sunday. On Monday, with authorities releasing no details about where the teens were going or coming from, family and friends are struggling to fit the pieces of the tragedy together.