Brunswick crash survivor Julia Romito speaks as Panera donates to Brunswick Blue Pride Foundation

BRUNSWICK, Ohio - The sole survivor of a Brunswick crash that happened just more than a year ago spoke at an event Tuesday morning.

Panera donated $2,000 to the Brunswick Blue Pride Foundation in honor of the one year anniversary of the car crash that took the lives of four students.

The crash on Boston Road in Columbia Township on June 3, 2012 killed Jeff Chaya 18, Kevin Fox, 18,  Blake Bartchak, 17, and Lexi Poerner, 16. A fifth student, Julia Romito, survived the crash.

"I think it's great that everyone's still remembering and it's great how the community is still so close together after so long and just seeing each other, especially at the memorial, hugging everyone and just helping each other in a way that makes it easier," Romito said.

She also thanked Panera for the donation to the fund.

Romito graduated from Brunswick High School on Sunday, June 2.

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