Hundreds attend vigil for student killed in after-prom crash

EATON TOWNSHIP, OH (WOIO) - A driver possibly using drugs may have played a role in the fatal after-prom crash that claimed the life of a Midview High School student, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Lindsey Rotuno, 17, died after the car she was a passenger in ran head-on into a metal pole at the intersection of Route 57 and Route 82 in Eaton Township.

A memorial grew at the site of the crash Monday. Among the visitors were Lindsey's parents.

"She could light up a room, everybody loved her," her mother said.

Her father said he missed her and that he wanted her back.

A vigil was held for her Monday night at Midview High.

Click or tap to watch a recording of the vigil

The driver of the car was her boyfriend, Chase Johnson, who is 18. The couple had attended prom and were headed west on Route 82 when Johnson failed to stop at a dead end. There are no skid marks leading to the pole, indicating that there was no effort to hit the brakes.

The State Highway Patrol continues to investigate.

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