Three teen Boy Scouts and their scoutmaster are dead after their SUV smashed head-on into a motorhome Saturday in northwest Wyoming, NBC News has learned. A child traveling in the motorhome also died, a county sheriff told a Montana newspaper.
The 10:15 a.m. (12:15 p.m. ET) accident occurred on a remote stretch of Route 120, about 33 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Capt. Len Declercq of the Wyoming Highway Patrol told NBC News.
The scouts’ southbound 2003 Honda Element drifted into the northbound lane and struck the motorhome, he said.
The three scouts and a motorhome occupant died on impact, Declercq said.
The scoutmaster was taken to West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyo., but died later.
There were conflicting reports about the number of people in the motorhome.
Hot Springs County Sheriff Lou Falgoust said the fatality in the motorhome was a child 3 or 4 years old, the Billings Gazette reported.
Two motorhome survivors were in critical condition at Hot Springs Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis, Declercq said. A third motorhome survivor, who was airlifted St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Mont., also was in critical condition, he said.
Falgoust told the Gazette that the Honda was traveling with at least two other vehicles.
The scouts and the adult with them were from the Woodland Park, Colo., area, Declerq said.
They were returning from a Boy Scout camp in Cody, NBC station KULR of Billings reported.
The motorhome was from Florida, KULR said.
No victims’ names were released pending notification of relatives.
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