It's every parent's worst nightmare -- or at least one of my worst nightmares: six Ohio teens were killed and two more were injured when their SUV struck a guardrail, turned over, and crashed into a swamp. (The two teens who survived apparently escaped by smashing a window and swimming to shore, where they ran to a nearby residence and called 911.)
Authorities aren't sure what caused the crash yet, though the vehicle was overloaded with passengers -- none of whom, it's being reported, were wearing seat belts. Now, I honestly can't say if seat belts would have saved the teens who lost their lives so tragically in this underwater crash, but the fact that they weren't wearing them just makes the whole thing that much more horrifying to me as a mom. My kids aren't teens yet but one will be soon -- and the more independence our kids have, the less control we have.