6 hospitalized after vehicles carrying Boy Scouts crashed in Shawano County

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BONDUEL — Police say six people, including children, were taken to area hospitals after two sport utility vehicles carrying Boy Scouts crashed in Shawano County.

The accident happened Saturday morning, July 23rd on Highway 29 near Bonduel — shortly before 10:00 a.m.

Police say one of the SUVs was towing a trailer with equipment. The driver of that vehicle went off the roadway and then overcorrected and lost control. The second SUV hit the first, and both went off the road. The trailer flipped and the second SUV landed partially on top of the first.

Bonduel police Chief Todd Chaney told the Green Bay Press Gazette that one of the injured, a troop leader, was airlifted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay with a head injury.

Chaney said he didn’t think any of the injuries were life threatening.

Chaney said it appears the driver of the trailing SUV was distracted by a passenger and struck the trailer — causing the chain of events that resulted in the crash.

It is believed 12 to 13 adults and scouts were involved in the crash.