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Mother and 3 children from Peyton killed in head-on crash

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A SUV crossed the center line of a highway in south-central Wyoming and collided with a pickup truck, killing four members of a Colorado family and another person.
    
The Wyoming Highway Patrol said Monday that the accident occurred about 2:50 p.m. Friday on Wyoming 789 in Carbon County.
    
The patrol says a southbound 2010 Nissan Armada driven by 44-year-old Heather White, of Peyton, Colorado, collided head-on with a 2008 Chevrolet Silverado pickup pulling a trailer. Both vehicles caught fire.
    
White and her three children, Bruce, age 16, Megan, age 15, and Scott, age 12, died at the scene. 
    
The pickup driver, 27-year-old Eric Hagen, of Casper, was pulled from the burning vehicle by others and was being treated at a Denver hospital. His passenger, 28-year-old Katie O'Keefe, of Casper, died.
    
The accident is under investigation. Highway Patrol believes driver inattention and speed are considered factors in the crash.

Gordon White, husband and father of the victims released the following statement: 

“Heather, Bruce, Megan and Scott spent their lives serving people for Jesus.  It was my great privilege to watch them live out their faith and help them as a husband and father when I could.  They enjoyed being a part of this community, and all the expressions of care and sympathy are a testimony of their impact.”

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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