Wyoming Wrong-way Crash Kills 5, 2 High Schoolers, After College Visit: Five young people were killed in a crash that a wrong-way motorist caused in an Arkansas village when they returned from a college tour in Wyoming. The community is in sorrow.
According to The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, two of those killed were 18-year-old Sylvan Hills High School classmates Susana “Suzy” Prime and Ava Luplow. Salomon Correa, 21, Maggie Franco, 20, and Suzy’s sister Andrea Prime, 23, were the other three new graduates.
After spending a week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, visiting Jackson Hole Bible College, the group of friends was returning to Sherwood, a town about 10 miles northeast of Little Rock, according to a Facebook post by Faith Bible Fellowship Church. The church added, “Our fellowship is mourning the loss of five young adults.”
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According to Wyoming Highway Patrol, the collision occurred on Sunday just before 7 p.m. on Interstate 80 east of Rawlins, Wyoming. According to the police, they received a report of a wrong-way vehicle traveling east on the wrong side of the highway about six minutes before the collision.
The wrong-way driver of a Dodge Ram 3500 allegedly struck a passenger car and a commercial truck. The driver of a second commercial truck attempted to avoid hitting the first vehicle by driving into the median. Still, instead, he continued into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with the Ford F-150 carrying the students returning from their trip.
According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, some other drivers involved in the collision were brought to hospitals with serious injuries. According to officers, the Dodge’s unnamed driver was detained on suspicion of intoxication.
At a candlelight vigil held on Monday in memory of the crash fatalities, more than 100 individuals showed up, according to KATV. Former Sylvan Hills High student Quint Scruggs told the network that the neighborhood is in shock.
According to KATV, Scruggs claimed that some of the victims he attended school with were “always joyous, I mean, there was never a dull moment, always made you laugh.” According to KARK-TV, Ava and Suzy were employed by the Sherwood bakery Humble Crumb.
In numerous ways, they played a significant part at Humble Crumb, according to Betsy Peters, a bakery co-owner. According to KARK-TV, Maggie has relatives who work there and have worked there herself. The bakery announced on Facebook that it would be shut for two weeks to give its staff time to mourn the girls’ passing.
“Our lives have been altered for all time, and the bakery will always feel this absence. On Sunday, our little team lost two of its own, two of its gems, according to a Facebook post. We are still trying to process this new reality after the news devastated our hearts.
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The company wrote on Facebook, “We have ONE solace and ONE hope, and that is the solace that comes solely from God.” “Ava and Suzy knew that Jesus was their redeemed Savior, and they loved him. They depended on HIM for their salvation and wanted to serve Him with everything they had.
While we mourn their loss, our hearts are also filled with hope since they are now in glory with HIM. The Sylvan Hills High School Performing Arts Center will host a joint funeral ceremony honoring the five friends, the Faith Bible Fellowship Church announced on Facebook. On February 4, there will be a funeral.