"Weird to think graduation is tomorrow time does fly big time." Tweeted an 18-year-old Ohio senior on the Brunswick High School football team. A well-liked athlete, this may have been the last several of his classmates heard from him.
Brunswick High School's graduating class observed a moment of silence this Sunday, the morning of the high school's graduation, in remembrance of an 18-year-old senior that was set to graduate but was killed in a vehicle rollover very early this past Sunday morning — mere hours before he was set to graduate.
The silence also sent thoughts of strength to one other senior that were not present because they sustained critical injuries in the crash. Aside from the two soon-to-be-graduates, two other Ohio teens were killed in the rollover accident and an additional victim was injured. All five passengers were either killed or injured in this vehicle rollover.
Reportedly, in the early hours this Sunday morning, the car speed over some railroad tracks when it lost control, became airborne, swerved before impacting a tree and ultimately flipping. One occupant was ejected from the car. Ohio troopers are currently investigating this single car collision and only report that excessive speed was a variable in this rollover.
A loss of life is always a trying experience, but the loss of lives so young is a tragedy. According to the Superintendant of Brunswick High School, "We want the families to grieve in peace, and do whatever we can to get through this very tragic situation."
Source: FCN, "Ohio crash kills 3 teens, one on graduation day," June 4, 2012