WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Miranda Allen is distraught over the loss of her 17-year-old sister, Alyssa Wynn.
“I couldn’t believe it. She is my baby sister. I could talk to her about absolutely anything, no matter what it was,” Allen said Friday.
Wynn was killed in a crash on West Market Street at Penn Avenue in Warren about 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Allen’s husband, Leon, was on the phone with Wynn when the crash happened.
“She called me and said that she was on her way,” Leon Allen said. “It sounded like a lot of stuff was going on and she just hung up and that was it. She never showed. They never showed up here.”
Wynn, her mother, Jodi Weaver, and her brother, Jonathan, 10, who also were in the pickup truck, were going to pick up the Allens’ son when the crash occurred.
The pickup truck came off the road and into a flowerbed, taking out some bushes and a street sign. The truck then flipped a few times before coming across the road and slamming into the side of Raiders Bar, a private club, where it burst into flames.
John, who did not want his last name used, was one of the first people on the scene.
“Me and another guy, we hurried up, grabbed some fire extinguishers, tried to put out the fire, pulled the window out to try and get the people out. And I just did what any man would have done,” he said.
Investigators were back at the scene of the crash on Friday trying to determine what happened. They said they do not believe the crash was caused by Weaver swerving to avoid a pothole.
“The part that is hard for me to understand is why her, why the nicest person,” Leon Allen said.
Wynn was a senior at Warren Harding High School, where she sang in the choir. Grief counselors were available at the school on Friday.
“It is an emotional roller coaster for our youth when tragedy such as this happens and it is important for us to be there for them, support them, show them strength and meet their emotional needs,” Warren Schools Superintendent Steve Chiaro said.
Wynn had just been accepted to the Pittsburgh Technical Institute. She loved art and was into Japenese Anime.
“She was amazing. She loved animals. She loved everybody. She had no hate in her at all. No matter what you said to her or what you did to her, she was the best person in the world,” Miranda Allen said.