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Wyoming accident claims 5 lives, 4 from Colorado

Posted 4:31 p.m. Monday

— A SUV crossed the center line of a highway in south-central Wyoming and collided with a pickup truck, killing four members of a Colorado family and another person.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Monday that the accident occurred about 2:50 p.m. Friday on Wyoming 789 in Carbon County.

The patrol says a southbound 2010 Nissan Armada driven by 44-year-old Heather White, of Peyton, Colorado, collided head-on with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a trailer. Both vehicles caught fire.

White and her three children who were with her died at the scene.

The pickup driver, 27-year-old Eric Hagen, of Casper, was pulled from the burning vehicle by others and was being treated at a Denver hospital. His passenger, 28-year-old Katie O'Keefe, of Casper, died.

The accident is under investigation.

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