Four Dead After Washout in Southeastern Wyoming

A washout on WY-130 in Southeastern Wyoming has claimed the lives of four people from Colorado. (Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming Highway Patrol)
A washout on WY-130 in Southeastern Wyoming has claimed the lives of four people from Colorado. (Photo Courtesy of the Wyoming Highway Patrol)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities have identified the four Colorado family members killed after their vehicle drove into a washed-out section of a mountain highway in Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Laurel Constantinides and her three daughters- 8-year-old Hanna, 5-year-old Zoey and 2-year-old Lucia - all died early Tuesday morning. All are from Colorado Springs.

The patrol says the father and husband, 39-year-old Alex Constantinides, survived and was taken to a hospital. He was released later Tuesday. The family had been camping in Medicine Bow National Forest when they fled torrential rains and drove into a 25-foot washed out section of Wyoming 130. A local emergency management official who was responding to the accident also plunged into the creek and was rescued about two hours later.

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