Warren accident memorial moved

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A memorial in Warren at the site of where six teens died in a car accident has been removed as the city prepares to repave the road.

Pine Avenue from Market Street to the city limits will be repaved soon. The memorial, which included stuffed animals and other mementos, was removed Tuesday morning and all items were placed into storage at the city’s operations department.

Mayor Doug Franklin said he has been in contact with the family and the school to have the memorial moved to a safer location that is more suitable, probably on school property.

“I’m talking with [superintendent] Mike Notar of Warren City Schools and we are going to come up with a date and an appropriate site in the near future,” said Franklin. “The families were pretty grateful that we are going to do something a lot more off-site that is a lot more public that’s going to be a memorial to those young lives.”

Ramone White, Brandon Murray, Kirklan Behner, Daylan Ray, Andrique Bennett, and Alexis Cayson were killed when their SUV drove off Pine Avenue in March, landing upside down in a swamp. The accident is the deadliest in Trumbull County history.

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