Between 16 and 20 people are injured after three hot air balloons crashed in western Wyoming, the Associated Press reports.
The crashes happened Monday morning in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The president of the balloon company said that they were carrying 38 passengers in total, according to the New York Times.
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Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr told the Associated Press that at least one person was in serious condition and was flown to an Idaho hospital for treatment.
According to Carr, the crash scene was about half a mile long and that an unexpected wind shift contributed to the crashes.
It is believed that the balloons went down separately and did not crash into each other.