Lawsuit over 2013 Ohio crash that killed 5 boys is dismissed

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Attorneys have dismissed a lawsuit over a northeast Ohio crash that killed five teenage boys but plan to refile the case within a year.

Investigators determined an SUV sped down a two-lane road at nearly twice the 35-mph limit and flipped into a pond in Warren in March 2013. The 19-year-old driver and five of the seven boys riding with her died.

The boys’ relatives or estates and one survivor sued the city and Trumbull County for damages, alleging the road and guardrail weren’t properly maintained. The governments denied such allegations and said the driver was reckless.

The plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims in April. An attorney for some of them, James Falvey, says they’ll refile the case. He declined to discuss the legal strategy behind that decision.

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