According to a Dec. 1 report on MSN.com, an Amish buggy crash took the lives of an Amish woman and her daughter from New Wilmington, Pa. Mary Byler, 34, and her 11-year-old daughter were both killed when their Amish buggy collided with a semi-truck around 60 miles from Pittsburgh, Pa. The husband and father, William Byler, was seriously injured and has been taken to Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, Ohio. The condition of the driver of the truck, Mathew Coulter, 36, is unknown.
The accident happened on Saturday night, and the female occupants of the Amish buggy were pronounced dead at the scene from blunt trauma. According to the Christian Post, the horse pulling their buggy had to be euthanized, also.
These types of collisions between Amish buggy drivers and other motorized vehicles are not uncommon, and speed is sometimes a factor. The Amish community typically does not use motorized equipment, although they are quite pragmatic in the acceptance of some forms of modernization that is used on their farms.
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