Authorities found that a car had crashed into the rear of the buggy, which was carrying four children, siblings aged 6-13 from a local family. Three of the children were found dead at the scene, while a fourth child was “seriously injured” and transported to a local hospital where he is currently in a stable condition. The driver of the other vehicle, who was transported to a local hospital “for evaluation,” was not found to “have any serious injuries.”The crash is being investigated by the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Team and Detective Bureau.
Scene of the crash
Michigan has the sixth largest Amish population in the United States. They are a group of traditionalist Christian church fellowships with Swiss German Anabaptist origins. Many of them use buggies for transportation. This is the second buggy crash in the state in 2019 involving multiple fatalities. Previously there had been 18 crashes this year alone which involved horse-drawn carriages.