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Driver Charged in Wreck That Killed 3 Amish Children

Mich. police say Tyler Frye was intoxicated when he plowed into back of buggy in Michigan
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2019 6:09 AM CDT
A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019 in California Township, Mich. Michigan State Police said the truck was southbound...   (Don Reid/The Daily Reporter via AP)

(Newser) – A man is now charged in the deaths of three Amish children after Michigan police say he drove his truck into the back of their buggy, reports CNN. The driver, identified as Tyler Frye, has been charged on three counts of operating under the influence causing death, two counts of operating under the influence causing injury, and a felony weapons charge, per Michigan State Police. Police say Frye plowed into the back of the buggy in Algansee Township on Friday night, ejecting everyone inside, and killing a 2-, 4-, and 6-year-old. Two adults and two children were seriously injured. Frye's being held on a $500,000 bond. (Read more Amish stories.)

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