Boy Scouts Killed Identified As Woodland Park High School Students

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Three Boy Scouts and an adult from Woodland Park were killed Saturday morning in between a Honda Element and a motor home in Wyoming. One other person died and three were injured.

The victims' names were released by Woodland Park High School Sunday. Sixteen-year-old Paul Kekich, 17-year-olds Nick Naples and Alex Ragan, and Richard Kleiner were all killed in the crash.

A 3-year-old in the motor home was also killed.

Grief counseling will be available at Woodland Park High School Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

According to Wyoming State Patrol, the Boy Scouts and their adult companion departed the Buffalo Bill Cody Scout Camp Saturday morning. As they were headed southbound on Highway 120, the Honda Element they were riding in drifted into the northbound lane around 10:15 a.m. It collided with a motor home head-on near mile marker 33.5.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. 11 News will remain in contact with the Wyoming State Patrol and will report additional information as it is released.

The Pikes Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America released a statement Sunday:

Pikes Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America are saddened to receive news that three Scouts and one adult leader from Troop 230 in Woodland Park died in a car accident on their way home from Buffalo Bill Cody Scout Camp in Wyoming. The Council is working to provide support to all those involved, and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with them during this difficult time. If you have additional questions, please contact the authorities.

Scouting is a family and we ask that you please respect the privacy of our volunteers and Scout parents.



 
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