Victims in Boy Scout crash released from hospital

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All of the parties injured in a two-vehicle crash involving a Boy Scout troop Saturday have been released from the hospital, and authorities said Monday that the use of seat belts kept the injuries from being worse than they were.

The crash happened at state Highway 29 and Cecil Street in Bonduel just before 10 a.m. and involved two SUVs carrying Scouts from Racine who were returning from a camping trip.

Bonduel Police Chief Todd Chaney said the driver of the second SUV, which was also pulling a trailer, was distracted by one of his passengers and struck the SUV in front of him.

Both vehicles went off the road. The trailer flipped and the second SUV landed partially on top of the first.

Six people were taken to area hospitals, including a troop leader who was airlifted to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay with a head injury.

All had been treated and released by Monday afternoon, according to Chaney, who said the use of seat belts “seriously diminished” the extent of injuries from the crash.

Chaney said the driver of the second SUV would be issued a citation for following too closely.