Vigil held for 3 teens killed in freeway crash

(WXYZ) - On a quiet April night, they stood tall overlooking the very spot where their loved ones lives came to an abrupt end.

Maggie Miller lost her 17-year-old son, Charles Miller, after a crash on I-75 early Sunday morning.

"These were all good kids. They didn't do no wrong, they were just trying to have a little weekend party," says Miller.

Tears are being shed for three teenagers. Police say also killed in the totaled SUV were the two teens identified by family members as 14-year-old Cynthia Elizarraras and 16-year-old Suhelia Alvarez.

Annette Hernandez is a friend who says "we were all talking and all talking with her, to wake up the next day and hear it-- we didn't believe it."

Police believe the driver was the 17-year-old boy. They say he was behind the wheel of the stolen Jeep and took off down Campbell Street at a high speed after police noticed a stolen plate and turned on their lights.

The teen lost control and flew onto I-75, hitting another car that exploded into flames.

The other driver has been treated and released from the hospital.

"We were all heartbroken because we've been friends since the 5th grade. She knew how to make people laugh and was just a really amazing person" says Hernandez. 

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