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3 Killed, 2 Injured When Car Crashes Into Tree In Alexandria

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Three people died, and two juveniles were injured when a vehicle crashed into a tree in Alexandria in Licking County Thursday afternoon. Three people died, and two juveniles were injured when a vehicle crashed into a tree in Alexandria in Licking County Thursday afternoon.
Michel Hoskinson, Linzie Bell, and Cheyenne Spurgeon were all killed in the crash. Michel Hoskinson, Linzie Bell, and Cheyenne Spurgeon were all killed in the crash.
ALEXANDRIA, Ohio - Three people died, and two juveniles were injured when a vehicle crashed into a tree in Alexandria in Licking County Thursday afternoon.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred on Hardscrabble Road between Northridge and Corner roads at about 12:39 p.m.

Investigators said the 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante LS was traveling at a very high rate of speed, when the 16-year-old driver lost control and crashed into a tree. The vehicle split in two after the impact.

Troopers said that Michael Hoskinson, 17, Linzie Bell, 15, and Cheyenne Spurgeon, 15, all of Johnstown were pronounced dead at the scene. They were all passengers in the back seat of the car.

The driver, Jaylynn Rigio, 16, of Johnstown was transported by helicopter to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

A front seat passenger, Ashton Cody, 16, of Johnstown was taken to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

SLIDESHOW: Images From Scene

Troopers say that they consider speed to be a factor in the crash. The investigation revealed that none of the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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