Legal news for Ohio truck wreck attorneys. GMC pickup rear-ends Amish buggy and left two dead.
Ohio State Highway Patrol alerts Ohio truck wreck lawyers- A crash between a Amish buggy and a GMC pickup truck killed two.
Millersburg, OH—A collision between an Amish buggy and another vehicle left two Amish teen’s dead, and another seriously injured. The fatal crash happened on Thursday, September 3, 2009 around 7:15 p.m. on CR200 east of TR657 in northeastern Holmes County, as reported by WKYC.
According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, a Amish horse-drawn pony cart with three occupants were traveling along CR200 when another vehicle hit the buggy from behind. The driver of the GMC pickup truck, Freeman Weaver, 19, told police officials he was driving westbound, when the glare of the setting sun on his windshield blocked his vision. Weaver said he couldn’t see the buggy until it was too late. The three buggy occupants identified as, Mary Yoder, 13, Frannie Yoder, and Ivan Yoder, 15. Mary Yoder was reportedly rushed by Winesburg emergency medical services (EMS) crews to Brewster, where she was then airlifted to Akron Children’s Hospital for treatment of her serious injuries. Mary is currently listed in critical condition. Frannie and Ivan were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by responding medical professionals. Weaver and his passenger were not injured in the collision. The buggy reportedly was fully equipped with an orange, slow-moving vehicle placard and lights. It is unknown if the lights were operating at the time of the wreck. The fatal crash is under investigation, and police officials have not issued any citations at this time.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Ohio truck wreck lawyers.