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Man Captures Accident on Video, tries to Sell Footage

images (35)An accident that claimed the life of one teen and left another seriously injured was caught on film by an Ohio man.

According to police, Paul Pelton, 41, recorded video of 17-year-old Zachary Goodin as he lost control of his vehicle after speeding over train tracks then crashing into a home, an SUV and a tree.

Rather than rendering aid to the teens after the accident, Paul Pelton, 41, opened the door of the crashed vehicle while one of the teens was dying and another was critically injured and continued filming even as the vehicle caught fire.

Neighbors to the crash scene came to help pull Goodin out of the vehicle. The passenger, Cameron Friend, 17, was taken unconscious to an area hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Pelton reportedly posted the video of the tragic accident on Facebook and attempted to sell the footage to local news agencies.

The Lorain Police Department arrested Pelton on charges of vehicle trespass. Police say that Pelton never attempted to render aid to the accident victims but rather attempted to profit off of the misfortune of others in an emergency situation.

Whenever someone is a witness to an accident, if people are seriously injured and in trouble, it is common decency to offer assistance to the victims. In some cases, failure to render aid is a criminal act.

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