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Brunswick community pays their respects

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BRUNSWICK, OH (WOIO) -

The Brunswick community gathered Wednesday to remember two teens killed in a horrific weekend car crash.

A joint wake was held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for Jeffrey Chaya, 18, and Blake Bartchak, 17, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on Pearl Road.

Chaya and Bartchak were killed along with Lexi Poerner, 17 and Kevin Fox, 18, when Chaya's Chevrolet Cavalier went airborne over train tracks on Boston Road in Columbia Township. The vehicle landed and flipped several times.  The sole survivor or the crash, Julia Romito, 17, was released from Southwest General Wednesday evening.

During Bartchak and Chaya's wake the superintendent of Brunswick City Schools announced a movement to make the railroad tracks where the accident happened safer.

"They've already put up some signs out there. They've lowered the speed limit and they are in the process of finding the funding to fix the tracks. They are going to level both sides of the road so we don't have to have that issue ever again," said Superintendent Michael Mayell.

All five students attended Brunswick High School, two of the students would have graduated Sunday.

Wake and Funeral Service Information:

Blake Bartchak: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Thursday, June 7 at 1:00 p.m., Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.

Jeffrey Chaya: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Thursday, June 7 at 9:30 a.m., Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.

Lexi Poerner: Wake will be held at Jardine Funeral Homes on Thursday, June 7 from 2-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Ambrose Parish on Friday, June 8 at 9:30 a.m., Burial following at Resurrection Cemetery.

Kevin Fox: Wake will be held at the Cornerstone Church in Medina on Friday from 2-8pm. Funeral services will also be held at Cornerstone Church of Medina on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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