The Ohio State Highway Patrol has determined that speed was a factor in the crash that killed two Dublin Scioto High School students on Nov. 28.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has determined that speed was a factor in the crash that killed two Dublin Scioto High School students on Nov. 28.

Lt. David Church said an investigation found that the vehicle occupied by Kyle Colello and Lyndsey Rice was traveling between 65 mph and 71 mph when it crashed on Klondike Road in Delaware County.

The speed limit on the road is 40 mph.

Colello, 18, and Rice, 15, were pronounced dead at the scene. Neither was wearing a seat belt.

According to the highway patrol, the crash occurred about 11:55 p.m. Nov. 28 when the 2000 Toyota Solara struck a guardrail negotiating a right curve. The car crossed the road and struck several trees on the left side of the road. The car then overturned, ejecting Colello and Rice.

Lab tests found no trace of drugs or alcohol in either teen, Church said.

As for who was driving, Church said the investigation is still ongoing. Colello was last seen driving the car.

"We recovered physical evidence from the car to determine who was driving," he said. "We took pedal impressions and it will take another month or so before the BCI lab has results for us."

Colello was a senior at Scioto High School who played football and lacrosse. Rice, a sophomore, was a cheerleader.

Services for both were held early this month. About 500 people attended a candlelight vigil held in their honor at the high school on Nov. 29.