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Cyclists from WMass-Based Camp Hit by Motorist in Arkansas


McCRORY, Ark. (WWGB/AP) — A Massachusetts-based summer camp program says one person remains in critical condition after a car crashed into a group of bicyclists on a cross-country trip.

The crash happened Tuesday afternoon near McCrory, about 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. Arkansas State Police say a car driving north on Arkansas 17 crashed into a group of 13 bicyclists also traveling north.

The cross-country trip was organized by Overland Summer Camps, based in Williamstown. The camp provides summer camp programs for kids ages 10 to 19.

The camp released this statement, saying:

“Five individuals remain hospitalized, one in critical condition. The families of participants affected by this incident have been notified directly by our office. Overland’s Founders and Directors, Tom and Liz Costley, as well as two additional Overland staff members are on the ground in the area with participants and their family members. We continue to express our deepest concern for those injured and for their families, and reiterate our gratitude to responding emergency personnel, including responding law enforcement personnel. We appreciate the support we have received from professionals, families and friends in the area, as well as the support from the community of Overland families and leaders. We will post additional information on our blog as it becomes available.”

No names have been released, and the car’s driver wasn’t injured.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

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