An Amish woman and her daughter are dead after a truck reportedly crashed into the buggy they were riding in around 4:20 p.m. Saturday.
According to Pennsylvania State Police, William Byler, 35, of New Wilmington, Pa., was operating a horse and buggy west on Pulaski Mercer Road, when a tractor truck driven by Matthew Coulter, 36, of Pulaski, Pa. reportedly hit the rear of the buggy, killing Byler’s wife and 11-year-old daughter.
Lawrence County emergency were at the scene of the accident around 5:30 p.m. Saturday on a Mercer County road, about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, where they pronounced the mother and daughter dead at the scene.
Lawrence County rescuers were called to assist.
Byler suffered serious injuries and was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
According to the nursing supervisor at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Byler remains in critical condition.
The horse drawing the buggy was also killed in the accident.
#CarriageHorse accident ends with 2 people & 1 #horse dead. #Amish #buggy was hit by a truck in tragic loss of life: http://t.co/IPUvJrSMcY
— Equine Advocates (@EquineAdvocates) December 1, 2013
At the moment Amish Buggy accident is trending higher than Paul Walker accident. idk yahoo.. idk.. pic.twitter.com/zDnUkSZ8D9
— Robert Alley (@evilralphwiggum) December 1, 2013
The investigation continues. It is not known whether any charges will be filed.
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