KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — At least two people remained in critical condition Tuesday after a recreational vehicle crashed in northeast Kansas, killing five family members from Minnesota.

The accident on Sunday injured 13 people. The crash happened as the family returned from an annual motocross vacation in Texas.

Their vehicle broke through a guardrail on Interstate 35 outside Williamsburg, Kan., and plunged into a ravine.

The injured ranged in age from 2 to 30 and were taken to various hospitals. Several had been released by Tuesday.

The critically injured include a 17-year-old and an 8-year-old boy, who are being treated at two Kansas City area hospitals.

The National Transportation Safety Board also said Tuesday it will be looking into licensing issues involved in the crash.

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Comments (7)
  1. Tom says:

    How can he drive legelly without a 21 year old in the Passanger seat?

    1. markH says:

      Once again, in English this time.

  2. Alli says:

    Research provisional license in Minnesota. Depending on what stage he was in, he was able to drive, A provisional license is not a permit, it has it own set of rules.

  3. christine says:

    The poor kid just lost 4 family members and all you can talk about is him driving the RV. It sound like they take this trip every year. It could happen to anyone.

  4. MinnMama says:

    This case involves a real tragedy and shouldn’t be used to fill air time or media space discussing why a 17 year old was driving the equivalent of a semi. John Williams on CCO radio even stated the mother–who has lost 5 children and 2 are still critically ill–should not have let the 17 year old drive!! We don’t now what caused this crash so until we do lay off the family–they’re suffering enough!

  5. Joe says:

    OMG how clueless people are. I bet that 17 year old motocross racer could drive better than 90% of the people on the road. His age had nothing to do with the crash. I see brain dead drivers going through store fronts because they don’t know the difference between the brake pedal and the pedal to the right of it.

  6. RML says:

    What a horrible tragedy. But I think the laws should be looked at regarding kids driving semis. Adults need to have extra training to drive semi trailer trucks, so the loophole that allows teens to drive a semi (converted into a motorhome apparently) needs to be looked at, or perhaps some extra driving instruction should be applied here at the very least so something like this awful accident never happens again.

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