2 young children killed when drunk driver hits Amish buggy, police say

Cheryl Sanders
June 9, 2019

Authorities say a pickup truck rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern MI, leaving three children dead and others seriously injured.

In May, a auto hit a horse-drawn carriage in California Township, Michigan, about 40 minutes away from where Friday's incident occurred.


A 2-year-old and 6-year-old died when the pickup truck rear-ended the carriage in Marshall, Michigan, just outside Battle Creek, in the central part of the state.

The crash threw all seven people out of the carriage, five of whom were children. Authorities say two other children, ages 3 and 4, were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and that a woman also suffered serious injuries.


The injured carriage occupants were transported to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne and Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. Since the investigation is ongoing, the State Police will not release the names of the injured and of the pickup driver.

Both children died on the scene, Michigan State Police Sgt. Todd Price told ABC News.


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