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Dallman said speed was definitely a factor in the crash, but at this time investigators don’t believe drugs or alcohol were involved.
“It appears speed was a factor, as far as alcohol and drugs, it’s still under investigation, but do not believe it was a factor,” he said. “But we still have to rule that out.”
Dallman said he does not know the condition of the students today.
“Hopefully everybody pulls through,” he said.
EARLIER: Four Monroe High School students were involved in an accident on their way to prom Friday.
Our partners at WCPO reported that one teen was trapped inside the wrecked vehicle while another teen was ejected.
One teen was airlifted from the Millikin Road crash to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and the other three were transported by ambulance to the West Chester Hospital, according to police.
Students at prom were notified of the crash and extra staff and counselors were available to help the victims’ classmates, according to the high school’s Facebook page.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with our students and their families,” Monroe Board of Education president Brett Guido said.
The victims remain hospitalized and their families are with them, according to the high school’s Facebook page.