- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) - A vehicle collided with a rock in the Wind River Canyon, causing an accident that injured six Cody residents.

Authorities say the accident occurred about 11:40 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 20 south of Thermopolis. They group was returning from a wrestling tournament in Denver.

Reports state the 1999 Jeep was traveling north when the vehicle’s left front tire struck a rock in the roadway. After colliding with the rock, the vehicle left the roadway, rolled onto its roof, and hit the canyon wall.

Police say the occupants of the vehicle were taken to area hospitals, including the driver, 18-year-old Benjamin Flickinger, a 9-year-old girl, two 15-year-old boys, a 16-year-old boy and 58-year-old Charles B. Flickinger. The four boys were wrestlers with a Cody club.

The crash remains under investigation.


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