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Community mourns three teens killed in Hamilton crash

Jeremiah Fischer Jeremiah Fischer
Christopher Drummond Christopher Drummond
Cody Mazuk Cody Mazuk
Source: Hamilton Police Source: Hamilton Police
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) -

HAMILTON, OH ( FOX19) - The tragic crash occurred just before 2 p.m. on River Road, police say the driver, Cody Mazuk, 19, of Hamilton, was attempting to pass another vehicle in the area of Hooven Avenue when he drove left of center and struck a rock, a tree and a second rock before going airborne and striking another tree and going through a fence at a home in the 300 block of Hooven. 

Jeremy Fischer, a passenger in the 1993 Gold Toyota Camry, was pronounced dead at the scene, Mazuk and the other passenger 19-year-old Christopher Drummond were also killed. 
 
"Jeremy was a great kid, everybody loved Jeremy, and he was one of those that, if he saw something that needed to be done, he just pitched right in and got it done," said family friend Kim Watson.
 
Friends describe 18-year-old Fischer as a happy teen who loved life and was involved with his church, his family and friends are leaning their faith to cope with his loss.
 
"It's just hard to believe, you just want to believe that it wasn't true,"
 
Jeremy was 2010 graduate of Fairfield Senior High, Mazuk and Drummond graduated from Ross High School in 2010.
 
It's a tragic loss and out hearts and our prayers go out to the families," said Rick Pate, Asst. Principal at Ross High School.
 
Pate says Mazuk was a member of the varsity golf team and Drummond was part of an engineering design program.
 
"Both were great kids, good students,  well liked by their peers, it's a great loss to not only for our school but to the community as well," Pate said.
 
Hamilton Police says excessive speed was a factor and only one of  the three teens was wearing seat belts, the department hopes the tragedy will leaving a lasting impression  especially on young drivers.
 
"The fact that they are younger, it makes it a little bit harder for everybody to handle, our advice from the from the city Hamilton would be, slow down and look at your posted speed limits, also wear your seatbelts, that's a very important factor," said Officer Ryan Beckhymer of the Hamilton Police department.
 
Hamilton police say the accident is still under investigation. 

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