19-year-old, horse killed after Amish buggy demolished by semi-truck in crash, authorities say
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV/Gray News) – A pair of siblings were thrown from an Amish buggy early Monday morning when it was hit by a semi-truck, according to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said the horse-drawn buggy was demolished in the crash that happened just after 3 a.m.
Investigators said the “Amish open-style buggy,” which was being pulled by a single horse, was hit from behind by a semi-truck.
According to the sheriff’s office, 19-year-old Fannie King died on the scene. The horse pulling the buggy also died.
The other buggy occupant, 30-year-old Samuel King, had serious injuries and was first taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance before being flown to another hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
The driver of the semi-truck was not hurt in the crash.
Sheriff Reg M. Gill said that the buggy was “demolished” and the semi had moderate damage.
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