Sylvan Hills Students Car Accident: 5 students killed in “tragic” Wyoming car accident; Victims identified.
On Sunday, two current pupils and three previous students died in a terrible accident, according to administrators of the Pulaski County Special School District.
The group, according to the district, had visited Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and was returning to Arkansas from there.
Salomon Correa, Magdalene Franco, Andrea Prime, Suzy Prime, and Ava Luplow were killed in the crash.
The deadly collision occurred on January 22, 2023, at milepost 219 on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins, Wyoming, according to the Wyoming High Patrol’s Facebook page. They claimed that at 6:52 p.m., Wyoming Highway Patrol officers received a report of a driver on Interstate 80 traveling the wrong way.
According to the authorities, an accident involving the wrong-way driver and several vehicles was reported to troopers around 6:58 p.m. According to early information, a Dodge Ram 3500 was traveling east on Interstate 80 while traveling on the wrong side of the road. They claimed the Dodge struck both a passenger car and a delivery truck. A second commercial vehicle’s driver attempted to evade the Dodge truck by veering into the middle as it was about to collide with the passenger car.
A Ford F-150 was struck head-on by the commercial truck after it left the median and entered the eastbound travel lanes, according to the police. The second commercial vehicle and the passenger truck caught fire right away. According to their investigation, the Ford F-150’s five occupants suffered fatal injuries in the collision. Other drivers involved in the collision were taken by ambulance to hospitals with serious injuries.
According to the authorities, the Dodge’s wrong-way driver has been detained on suspicion of intoxication and could face more charges as the investigation progresses.