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Buggy Disaster Claims Lives of Woman and Horse

(Nappanee, IN) - A terrible tragedy in Nappanee Friday morning involved a horse and buggy.


Around 9:30 in the morning, first responders were called to the scene of a collision between a Ford F350 utility truck and a horse-drawn buggy.


According to reports, a dump truck was passing the buggy on a county road. The utility truck following behind did not slow down in time and plowed into the buggy.


The driver of the buggy, 58-year-old Fannie Mae Bontrager of Nappanee, was pronounced dead at the scene. The horse pulling the buggy also died.


A 43-year-old Columbia City man was driving the truck. The crash remains under investigation.

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