Horrific Crash Involving Amish Buggy Kills 3 Siblings

Their brother, 6, was seriously injured but is improving
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 19, 2019 5:13 PM CDT
4 Siblings Were Coming Home From School. Only One Survived
Police work the scene of a crash involving an Amish buggy on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Chester Township in Eaton County.   (Nick King/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Authorities in Michigan say a 6-year-old boy's condition is improving a day after his three siblings were killed when their horse-drawn buggy was struck by a motor vehicle, the AP reports. Police believe the four were returning home from an Amish school Wednesday when the crash occurred near Charlotte in Eaton County. The children who were killed were 8, 10, and 13 years old. Undersheriff Jeff Cook says it's an "unspeakable loss" for the parents. Jerri Nesbitt of the sheriff's office tells WILX-TV that the 6-year-old boy had a "good night," despite leg and head injuries, and was in stable condition. The buggy was struck from behind and emergency responders arrived to find three of the siblings dead. The elderly driver of the motor vehicle was examined at a hospital. The crash remains under investigation. (Michigan saw a similarly horrific crash just months ago, followed by one in Missouri.)

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