Grafton remembers teen killed in prom night crash

GRAFTON, OH - Hundreds of people attended a vigil for Lindsey Rotuno. The 17-year-old was killed in a car crash after prom early Sunday morning. 

Members of the community filled the bleachers at Midview's football stadium as they mourned together and remembered Rotuno. 

"It's impossible to heal from such a deep wound," said Midview Schools Superintendent Dr. Bruce Willingham. "The entire Rotuno family and this school district will never be the same. We will forever miss Lindsey." 

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Rotuno was a passenger in a car that slammed into two utility poles Sunday morning at the intersection of State Routes 57 and 82.  The driver, Chase Johnson, 18, remains in the hospital with injuries. The state patrol says drug use by Johnson is a suspected factor in the crash. Police say Rotuno was not wearing a seat belt. 

"I've had a bunch of girls at my house, it's been just wonderful, making us laugh with good memories," Tony Rotuno, Lindsey's father, told the crowd. "I just want to thank everybody. And I miss my baby."

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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