Five people, including a former member, were killed in a head-on crash with a motor home in Wyoming on July 1, according to the Huffington Post.
Four of the victims were from Woodland Park, Colo., and they were allegedly on their way home from a boy scout trip. Three boys, Paul Kekich, 16; Nick Naples, 17 and Alex Ragan, 17, were allegedly working towards getting their Eagle Scout honor.
From the Huffington Post:
Hot Springs County Sheriff Lou Falgoust told The Billings (Mont.) Gazette the troop members were working toward their Eagle Scout badges and had been camping around an area known as Pahaska Teepee, near Yellowstone National Park.
A 3-year-old boy who was in the motor home died as well, as did the Boy Scout leader, Richard Kleiner. Kleiner served three years as a member of the East Meadow Fire Department.
"He was a dedicated volunteer," East Meadow Fire Chief John Priest said. "He was an active and valuable member of the department."
Kleiner was sworn in as a member of the EMFD on May 16, 1991 and he resigned a a member in good standing on June of 1994 when he decided to move to Colorado.
"He was just a very pleasant man," EMFD Ex-Chief John J. O'Brien said. "We were very taken back when we heard of his untimely passing."
Kleiner's body was transported back to New York, and he was buried at Montefiore Cemetery on Friday.
Four other people were injured in the crash, and their conditions were not known at the time of the Huffington Post's report. The cause of the crash also has not been determined.