Wyoming Park High school mourns loss of two students | News
WYOMING, Mich. (WZZM) -- Wyoming Police say alcohol was the cause of a crash that killed two teenagers early Sunday morning.
The crash happened on the exit ramp from eastbound I-196 to Chicago Drive just after 4 a.m.
Authorities say the car was traveling too fast for the turn. The car flipped over multiple times before landing on its roof. A 15-year-old girl and 17-year-old boy died at the scene. A third teenager was seriously injured. The other three people suffered minor injuries.
Police have not released the names of the victims, but say they were both students at Wyoming Park High School.
"Kids think they're invincible and we try to tell them not to drink and drive, not to drink, not to get into a vehicle with other people that have been drinking, so it's a tragic day," said Captain Kim Koster.
Wyoming Police are working with the school and counselors will be available to students on Monday.
The football field at Wyoming Park Middle School was the gathering spot for friends and teachers during a Sunday night vigil.
Throughout the day Sunday, word of the tragedy spread online and via texting.
"I found out about it this (Sunday) morning on Facebook, and I literally bawled my eyes out and didn't know what happened," said Lexii Raphael, a freshman at Wyoming Park High, and a friend of one of the victims.
"It's really sad when you wake up in the morning, and just hear [your friends] died in the car accident, it's just really sad," said Cynthia Sanchez, a sophomore at Wyoming Park High School.
A moderate rain set in, dispersing students, and symbolizing the mood of the masses.
"It's just really heartbreaking losing a friend when you've been so close to them, it's just really sad," said Sanchez. "You've just been so close to them, then their gone."