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UPDATE: Teens ID'ed in fatal Struthers minivan accident

Published: Mon, June 11, 2012 @ 1:48 p.m.

STRUTHERS - Police have identified the teenager and five others injured in a minvan crash Sunday night here.

Police said Tyrell D. Freeman, 18, of Penhale Avenue, Campbell, was a passenger who died in the accident.

The others and their conditions as of late this morning were Robert A. Thompkins, 18, of Notre Dame Drive, Campbell, who was the driver, and who was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center and released; George E. LeFlore Jr., 17, of West Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, fair condition; LaVail R. LeFlore, 16, of West Chalmers Avenue, critical condition; Gerald L. Ruffrin Jr., 21, of Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, fair condiition; and Aaron M. Page, 18, of Chatham Lane, Youngstown, fair condition.

Police said all six were taken to either St. Elizabeth's in Youngstown or to the hospital's Boardman campus for treatment.

Police said the accident happened at 10:47 p.m. Sunday when the van driver lost control on Bridge Street when it turned a bend and apparently clipped the curb causing the vehicle to flip over at least three times, ending up on Highland Avenue near Frank Street.

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