Van carrying 10 people rolls over traveling on I-75

OH authorities are investigating a rollover crash that sent 10 Livingston County-area teens to the hospital.

Ohio State Troopers say the van was traveling northbound on its way home to MI after a day at Cedar Point.

The crash was reported at about 1 a.m. near mile post 198 in the city of Northwood.

According to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Chevrolet Express Van, driven by Jenna L. Halonen, 17, of Howell, MI, was traveling northbound on Interstate 75.

Police say the two ejected teens were seriously injured, while the rest of the group sustained minor injuries. Troopers say she attempted to switch seats with Lilley Kastamo, 16, of Brighton, Mich., while the vehicle was still in motion.

During the movement inside the vehicle, Ms. Halonen lost control and the vehicle left the left-side of the road and struck a median. Two of the passengers, 16-year-old Lilley Kastamo and 16-year-old Elie Kastamo, were ejected during the crash.

The remaining passengers were Blake Pietila, 16; Logan Pietila, 16; Lauren Pietila, 16; Sam Daavettila, 16; Andrew Daavettila, 15; Caroline Halonen, 15; and Sylvia Lesperance, 16.

According to media reports, the group was driving back to MI after a trip to the OH amusement park when the driver, Jenna L. Halonen, 17, of Howell, grew exhausted and tried to switch seats with Lilley Kastamo, 16.

The crash remains under investigation.

Vanessa Coleman

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