4 Buffalo Teens Killed In Horrific Rollover Crash Have Been Identified
The four Buffalo teenagers who tragically lost their lives in a fatal crash at the Route 33 and Route 198 split have been identified. The deadly crash took place on Monday, October 24, 2022, just before 7 am. There was a total of six teens involved in the rollover accident. In addition to the four who were killed, two others were injured.
On Tuesday, October 25, Buffalo Police shared the names of the deceased:
Marcus Webster, age 19, Swazine Swindle, age 17, Kevin Payne, age 16, and Ahjanae Harper, age 14, were all killed in the crash.
The two injured passengers include a 14-year-old girl, who is being treated at Erie County Medical Center, and the 16-year-old driver, who was treated and released. Police believe that speed and the occupants not wearing seatbelts contributed to the severity of the crash. The vehicle, a Kia, had been reported stolen in Buffalo. Investigators are looking into whether the incident had anything to do with the "Kia Challenge" from TikTok.
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The driver has been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and criminal possession of stolen property, according to WIVB. The driver is due to return to court on November 15.
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My prayers go out to all of the victims in both crashes.