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Who were the Wyoming car crash victims? 5 students die in wrong-way accident as vehicle catches fire

The driver of the Dodge Ram has been detained on suspicion of driving while intoxicated
UPDATED JAN 26, 2023
The victims of the Wyoming Bible college car crash (Picture / Sarah Wimberly/Facebook)
The victims of the Wyoming Bible college car crash (Picture / Sarah Wimberly/Facebook)

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING: A wrong-way driver caused multiple accidents that resulted in the deaths of five students who were on their way home from a Wyoming Bible college. The group was on their way home from Jackson Hole Bible College on Sunday and was traveling on Interstate 80 when there was a report of a Dodge Ram traveling east in the westbound lanes.

A collision between a pickup truck, a car, and a commercial truck caused a wreck that forced another truck to swerve into the opposite side of the road, where it rammed head-on and caused a car crash with the Ford F-150 that was being driven by the students. Both the truck and the students' car caught fire.


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Who are the Wyoming car crash victims?

Susana Prime and Ava Luplow, both seniors at Sylvan Hills High School, together with Salomon Correa, Maggie Franco, and Andrea Prime, Susana's sister, were named as the victims of the crash. Salomon and Maggie had recently graduated from the school.

Susana and Ava both worked at the Humble Crumb bakery located close to their high school. Maggie had previously worked at the bakery along with other members of her family.

Correa was born in Mexico and he first became involved with the Fellowship Church when he attended one of their summer camps for missionaries.

'We’re lost without you'

In an interview with the Cowboy State Daily, the father of Suzana Prime, 18, and Andrea Prime, 23, said that he will not seek vengeance against the driver who is accused of driving the wrong way. Phil Prime was quoted "We could become angry and we could become bitter, but all those things destroy you.” “Those feelings don’t help you.”

According to reports, the five people who were killed were devoted Christians, and they would want their death to be for the "honor and glory of the Lord, not some vehicle to... propagate hate."

Casper Star Tribune reported that following the incident, Luplow's mother, Sarah Wimberly, shared the final TikTok that her daughter had made. The video was made in the preceding week of the tragic event. Sarah wrote "Eighteen years with you was just simply not enough. I can’t eat, sleep or think clearly ... You were my rock. You were your brother’s role model. We honestly don’t know what to do anymore. We’re lost without you Ava. I just lay in your bed and cry. I’m trying to get you back home where you belong but knowing I’ll never see your beautiful face again just really breaks me…” 

The Pulaski County Special School District also informed pupils about the unfortunate accident on Monday and made counseling services available to both students and staff members. The school district issued a statementthat read, "Our thoughts are with their families and school community as they grieve the loss of such young lives."

Unknown to the public, the driver of the Dodge Ram has been detained on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.