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Update: McCrory Bicycle Crash Investigation Submitted to Prosecutor

Driver whot hit group of cyclists could face charges.
Update (July 3):
McCRORY, AR (News Release) - State Troopers assigned to Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division, Troop D are continuing to investigate a highway crash involving a motor vehicle which struck a group of thirteen bicyclists.
 
The collision occurred Tuesday about 4:35 p.m., two miles north of McCrory (Woodruff County), along State Highway 17.
 
Seven of the cyclists were injured as the group traveled northbound and were struck from the rear by a car driven by Teagan Ross Martin, 21, of Newport.
 
Martin has been questioned by State Troopers who are continuing their investigation. The investigation will continue into next week and will subsequently be submitted to the Woodruff County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration of any charges against Martin.
 
The cyclists, most of them teenagers, all from out-of-state, were traveling cross-country under the supervision of Summer Camps of Williamstown, Massachusetts. The tour had begun in Charleston, South Carolina and was destined for Santa Monica, California.
 
Update (7:00 p.m.):

WOODRUFF COUNTY, AR -- A group of 13 cyclists were traveling on Highway 17 North and 37 near McCrory, when a car hit the group from behind, requiring several people to be hospitalized.

Three of the cyclists were airlifted to nearby hospitals in serious condition.

Four others were taken to hospitals by ambulance.

The cyclists were on a cross country trip that had originated in Charleston, South Carolina. 

They were on their way to Santa Monica, California. The cross-country trip was organized by Overland Summer Camps of Williamstown, Massachusetts.

The nature of the accident is currently unknown.

Original Story (July 2, 4:35 p.m.):
WOODRUFF COUNTY, AR -- Crews in Woodruff County are responding to an accident that has left several people injured near McCrory.

According to the Arkansas State Police and McCrory PD, a group of cyclists were traveling on Highway 17 North and 37 when an accident occurred, requiring several people to be airlifted to nearby hospitals in serious condition.

The accident was reported just after 4:00 Tuesday afternoon, and crews were still on the scene as of 5:45.

The nature of the accident is currently unknown.

Stick with FOX16.com, your breaking news leader, for more information as it becomes available.

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