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3 dead in Campbell after car crashes into house



Published: Sat, April 24, 2010 @ 5:25 p.m.

CAMPBELL — Three of four occupants of a car died at the scene when the car crashed into a house at 5:05 a.m. today. The fourth occupant was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center.

All four had to be extricated from the car, which was eastbound on Blossom Avenue and ran into the house at 525 Cynthia Drive, where Blossom dead ends, said Acting Campbell Fire Capt. Greg Rosile.

The owner of the brick ranch house, John Mrakusic, his girlfriend and daughter, were awakened by the crash but not injured.

“The car appeared to have gone airborne and nosedived into the house,” Rosile said, adding that damage to the house was extensive and electric power had to be shut off. “The car was buried into the house roughly up to the dashboard,” he added.

Rosile believes the car likely was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the impact, but police were not chasing it.

The three people dead at the scene were two men and a woman, all appearing to be about 21 years old, he added.

The man taken to the hospital was a rear seat passenger, and Rosile could not give an estimate of his age.

Names of victims were not available.

A male driver and a woman were in the front seat, and two men were in the back seat, Rosile said.

For the full story, read Sunday's Vindicator or Vindy.com.


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1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

A guy on Fifth Avenue in Liberty where Goldie ends put in some huge rocks to shield his house . I heard that he was sued when a car smashed into the rocks .

The driver that hit John Mrakusic's house in Campbell was probably not insured and he may never get paid for the damage .

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2CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

Stan, honestly what was the point of your comment? Four young people are dead, two highschool aged students. And you write about the homeowner getting repaid.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

So what do you propose ? Fine the homeowner ? The driver of the car made a choice to drive the way he did . Does John Mrakusic also deserve to suffer the consequences ?

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4CPRIDEM10(40 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

People are grieving right now and you talk about someones home insurance.. that deff can wait.

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5Annie53(21 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

Years ago I wanted to cover the huge, ugly, hard to mow ditch in front of my house but I was hesitant to lose the safety that the ditch provides.

I asked my insurance agent about some well placed boulders and was told I could be sued if someone ran into them and got hurt.

The county can't be sued if someone gets hurt from driving into the ditch though.............not suprising.

And.............getting too old to mow that ditch anymore...........just let the weeds grow........and so goes the neighborhood.

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6brittanylynn(1 comment)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

i happen to know all of those kids. and i do not care if they were in the wrong or not.. this is devistating news and i was very close to one of the boys and he was a beautiful great person.very caring and was not a bad kid at all. he made a decison that night..he is now paying for it in the worst of ways, he is gone and we can never see him again and that hurts more then anything in this world to know i can never see him again..accidents happen..allthough i do think they were being irrispondible we ALL make mistakes..thare is no need to be on here making comments as these at a time like this. have some cooth! and understanding and sympathy for the ones who have lost these children no matter the situation! this just happened! ignorant comments need to stop..you are no better thankyou! and if this was your family memeber i highly doubt you would be acting this way.grow up!

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7Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

"accidents happen."

Accidents happen but this was'nt a accident. This sounds like young adults acting irresponsible and now paying the ultimate price. No reason for it. These young adults know right from wrong and driving at a high rate of speed down that small stretch and if they were coming up Blossom Ave. they would've had to fly across Struthers Liberty Rd - what if a family was driving on Struthers Liberty Rd at that time? What if someone was walking there dog? What if a elderly couple was going for a morning stroll? A jogger? What if the car went through the house killing a innocent family? Thank God nothing like this happened.
This kids have got to learn how to live responsibly. In this day and age they should know better. I see this everyday from my front porch watching the idiot drivers running the lights and alot of other things that go on. I live on a major highway so I see it all.
Kids today need to know they are not indestructible.

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8justonevoice(94 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

As the mother of an 18 year old young man from Boardman,this could have very easily been my son in that car. I see posts and comments all the time "where are the parents?" or "if these kids had been brought up correctly" - do you people live in a time warp or a bubble? Since all parental rights have been taken and placed in the hands of the government, i.e. you are no longer allowed to spank your child, that's child abuse - you ground your child or tell him "no" and he calls Children's Services. Teenagers have cell phones, brand new cars, $150 tennis shoes, computers - this is the age of entitlement. Parents of teens now are the "time out" parents. We were never allowed to discipline our kids as our parents did - and because of that, teens now think they are untouchable, and entitled to be out all night, do what they want, drive how they want. This is the end result. We wouldn't have been out at 5 AM speeding,carousing, at that age because our parents would have never allowed it - you were out past curfew and came home? Doors were locked, you slept on the porch and the next day you got the crap slapped outta your backside and grounded for 3 months and didn't do it again. Do that to your teen now? Have fun spending the next year dealing with Children's Service and JJC.

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9justonevoice(94 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

I guess I was just trying to make a point of perhaps the parents didn't "let them run around until 5 in the morning" but perhaps the children were supposed to be at a friends spending the night or even in their own beds but were out without their parents knowledge. I know I personally don't sit next to my 18 year old son's bed throughout the night. I just wish people would stop blaming the parents everytime someone chooses to drink,drive, etc. These teens made a choice to do this. Them.

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10havinmysay(155 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

@justonevoice,

I've heard so many parents, like you, blaming the government for their out of control kids. It's disgusting and a flat out lie. It's a way for bad parents, who let their kids run over them, to shirk their parental responsibility.

Kids have $150 shoes and cell phones? WHO is buying it for them? Their wimpy parents who want to be their friends instead of their parent. I suppose the government is making you buy your kids expensive items as well?

I have disciplined my kids just as my parents disciplined me. JJC or Child Services has never come to my door. Not one time.

My brother's kids got cute and called Children Services on their mother for spanking them. Children Services came out to the home, did an assessment, and found zero abuse. They found two kids trying to push their mother around. They warned my nephews that if they continued to misbehave that they would end up in JJC.

That took care of that.

The myth that you can't tell your kids 'no,' spank them, refuse to hand over your paycheck to them, or otherwise raise, parent, or control them is just a lie.

I see so many parents out in public with their unruly kids. I watch people with toddlers letting them disrupt the whole store or restaurant by screaming and throwing tantrums. They sit there like a deer in the headlights instead of taking the kid to the bathroom and helping them get their attitude together. If they were raised properly at home they would not be in public terrorizing other people. I see kids hitting their parents and the parents do nothing. If they're hitting you at four they will be beating the hell out of you at 14. I've seen parents look the other way as their out of control brat harasses strangers in the supermarket by kicking them, taking things out of the persons buggy, or just bothering them. The wimpy parent says nothing. I had to straighten a 9-10 year old kid out at Giant Eagle who was putting gum and candy in my buggy in the check out line. The mother stood there and did not say a word to him. When I told him to stop and turn around, she actually thanked me! Huh? It's not the job of strangers, the government, or society to control your brats, people.

No, justonevoice, it is not the government. It is all of you weak, immature, pathetic excuses for parents that the rest of us have to thank for the current generation of rude, ignorant, nasty, badly-behaved delinquents today.

You're the one in the bubble. Grow a pair and be a parent and not a push-over or a friend.

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11Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

A needless tragedy that affects a whole community . The actions of one person can affect many people . Being responsible entails making the right decision that doesn't adversely affect you and others . Far too many die because of drugs , alcohol and bad driving habits .

BE AWARE AND CARE !

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12neveragain(4 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

This is ridiculous. Three young adults just died and all any of you can talk about is how he needs to be responsible, how he knew from right and wrong, and how he could have hit someone else. Well guess what, he didn't and three people still died. No matter what happened, who was in the wrong, and who should have been responsible, three people still died. I was close with one of the kids in the car and none of you know what was going on in their heads when this was going on. No one can put blame on anyone. Like said before me, if this was your family member, I don't think you would be sitting here saying these things either.

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13mrblue(923 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

An investigation has yet to be completed, so in the meantime let's pray for those who died, and their families. Also give thanks to the people in the home who were not hurt.

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14bby2010(2 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

i think that the people who are being ignorant saying these kids were being irresponsible need to shut the hell up. How would you like it if it were your child that died? would you be saying those rude comments? i think not. And for those who said "where was the supervison?" "doesnt camel have a curfew?" and i love this one " they were being irresponsible" WHO CARES, THEY DIED. im sure thats the least of the parents worries right now... so have some compassion and grow up you ignorant bitches

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15Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

Preliminary reports show the car was doing 90 mph and was airborne when it hit the house . So, who would you blame for the accident ?

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16havinmysay(155 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

"So, who would you blame for the accident ?"

It's the government's fault. Everything is. Haven't you been paying attention.

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17Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

neveragain

"Well guess what, he didn't and three people still died. No matter what happened, who was in the wrong, and who should have been responsible, three people still died. I was close with one of the kids in the car and none of you know what was going on in their heads when this was going on. No one can put blame on anyone."

3 people still died because of what? Being irresponsible. Whether you want to admit it or not 3 people are dead because of a careless person behind the wheel of a 1 ton death trap. And no one knows what was going on in their heads because no one was there but I can bet before impact they were laughing and joking around. And yes you can put the blame on the driver because 3 young adults are DEAD because of being IRRESPONSIBLE! This is a senseless useless why to die. And if it was my child I would be upset because your child is not suppose to die before you and especially this way. Be tough with the kids and quit trying to make excuses for them. Maybe one young adult will see this and take it to heart and maybe it will save a life.

bby2010
...and i love this one " they were being irresponsible" WHO CARES, THEY DIED.

AND WHY DID THEY DIE?

im sure thats the least of the parents worries right now... so have some compassion and grow up you ignorant bitches

Ignorant b@#4ches? Why? I don't know the kids, all I know is they died a senseless useless death because of being IRRESPONSIBLE! You want compassion, you think about the kids that die everyday from a disease or natural death or a accident from a drunk driver, they get my sympathy not careless young adults driving way to fast. This could've been preventive.

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18justonevoice(94 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

@havinmysay - Maybe the reason you're not getting the point of my comment is because i'm so ignorant -however, my point is NOT about $150 shoes, cellphones OR the government. For once and for ALL, it's NOT THE PARENTS fault that some 21 year old, 18 or 19 year old was out driving 90 MPH at 5 AM. Since an 18 year old can go to war for this country, is he not an adult? Does he not make his own decisions? And while my heart breaks for the families in this tragedy, i'm sick and tired of having parents of ADULTS blamed for the decisions of young adults.

One more thing from this "ignorant" parent. When I was 17, I babysat for a family who had two children. A 6 year old girl and a 5 year old boy. The girl grew up to be a doctor, the boy grew up and committed murder and then committed suicide. Two children, raised by the same two parents in the same house. Two children who became adults and made two different decisions. Adults are RESPONSIBLE for their own decisions and bad judgement. Just because they're young adults does not make the parents responsible for their bad decisions. And by the way, once your underage children become adults and make a bad decision - remember - according to YOU - it will have been YOUR fault. Oh wait, I know, YOUR children will never make a bad decision. Good luck with that.

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19cass90212(1 comment)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

3 kids are dead and 1 in critical condition, and all everyones doing is pointing finger's. so maybe they were being irresponsible, but sitting here and saying "its the drivers fault", "wheres the parental supervision" is not going to bring them back. there gone, and there not coming back. yes, thank god the residents of the home are okay, but have some sympathy for the kids that died, and the kid in the hospital, pray for there familys. and stop pointing fingers.

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20neveragain(4 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

Lifes2Short--

The driver was not the only irresponsible one in the car. And you have no idea what they were doing bfore the accident happend. You have no clue what was going through their heads. You have no clue what was going on. You werent there so don't act like you can guess. Especially if you didn't know any of the kids. Do not make assumptions. It just makes an ass out of yourself. And yes someone was there. The young man in the hospital was there. And when he pulls throguh, he will be able to tell what happened. And what is the point in pointing fingers. Do you not realize that 3 young adults died and one is still in critical condition? You act like you have never been irresponsible in your entire life. It may not have led to death but it was still irresponsible. Irresponsible is our only arguement for this whole situation. Just give it up already. Show some compassion and sympathy for the grieving families instead of blaming people and pointing fingers.

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21Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

neveragain

"The driver was not the only irresponsible one in the car."

Who was driving the car at a high rate of speed for no reason whatsoever? The car?

"Especially if you didn't know any of the kids."

What difference does it matter if I know the kids? Even if I did know them it's a useless reckless death. No reason for it. What part don't you understand?

"Do not make assumptions. It just makes an ass out of yourself. "

Assumptions? They were driving in a reckless manner and now are dead because of it. Do you understand that?

"And when he pulls throguh, he will be able to tell what happened. "

I pray he does pull though. But what is he going to say, they were acting irresponsible and regretting what happened maybe? A little to late for that don't you think?

"And what is the point in pointing fingers."

No one is pointing fingers but the driver is responsible for the passengers in the car, he is in control of the car? Is that so hard to understand also. He is to blame for the senseless death of 3 young adults. Might be harsh but why sugar coat it. It is what it is.

"Show some compassion and sympathy for the grieving families instead of blaming people and pointing fingers. "

Once again, I show compassion and sympathy for the young adults that perish in a manner they can't control. Show compassion for the cancer victims and ones that suffer everyday, the young adults in the wars, past and present, I feel for the families to have to live with this but as far as feeling sorry for the young adults, no, I don't, call me whatever you want but the bottom line is they should not be dead right now, but because of reckless abandon they are. And once again, maybe some other young adult after reading about this will think twice before making a suicidal run in a car. This happens all the time all over the world, why do kids think there above death? Why do they jeopardize the community with there antics. Go to Walmarts in Boardman on a friday/saturday night, you have kids in the parking lot smoking and drinking and driving like a bat out of hell in there trucks and cars with no regard for human life. . What will happen when a child is killed because of it? Or them? Feel sorry for them? Why?

These 3 could of been super kids but now there dead. They leave there family and friends and it's a shame. Because of what? Now there friends should do something about it and make people aware of the dangers of not acting responsible. Do something positive about there lives. Educate the community. Make them aware of the dangers instead of being so defensive about it.

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22bby2010(2 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

you know what im getting so sick and tired of looking at comments saying " oh i dont know them" and the on going comments of " they were being irresponsible" you know what, they probably were irresponsible but nobodys perfect. we all make mistakes. im sure all of your children are all "perfect little angels and do nothing wrong" well guess what all of this generation is about sex,drugs, and where is the next party at. so quit pointing fingers at the dead kids... and for parents to be on here saying ignorant things....shame on you. you want to know why some kids act the way they do? look in the mirror and you'll find the answer...

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23Lifes2Short(3867 comments)posted 3 years, 12 months ago

bby2010

"well guess what all of this generation is about sex,drugs, and where is the next party at. so quit pointing fingers at the dead kids..."

You said it all right there! Not pointing fingers but this should be the time to make kids AWARE of the dangers of what you just mentioned. Make what happen a wake up call for this generation and the next to wise up! Learn. Educate. This was a senseless useless death. And no "probably" they were IRRESPONSIBLE.

"im sure all of your children are all "perfect little angels and do nothing wrong"

There is not one person on this planet that is "perfect" - not talking about other children, were talking about these young adults.

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