3 teens in car die in crash in southwestern Ohio

Fatal crash

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say three teenagers in a car were killed when it ran off the road and struck a tree in southwest Ohio.

The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday near Springfield, roughly 45 miles west of Columbus.

A news release from the patrol says the northbound car went off a road and was split in half by the impact with a tree. The patrol says 17-year-old Daniel Tittle of Medway, 15-year-old Wesley Culpepper of Huber Heights and 16-year-old Charles Luthe of Springfield were killed in the crash.

Authorities say they have not determined which teen was driving the car.

The crash remains under investigation.

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