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Horse killed in collision between pickup truck and buggy

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The crash between a horse-drawn buggy, seating six occupants and the driver, and a pickup truck occurred on Dec. 22 in West Earl Township. The buggy was being driven by an 11-year-old girl whose father, David Martin, 35, of Ephrata, was teaching her how to drive

The crash happened at the intersection of South Farmersville and Sheaffers School Roads at just about 4:35 p.m.

Seven occupants were in the buggy at the time of the accident. Besides Martin and his young daughter, the other five riders were a 33-year-old woman, two three-year-old boys, and two school-age girls, 8 and 12. All occupants of the buggy escaped injuries.

The driver of the GMC Sierra pickup truck, Richard Berry, 27, also of Ephrata, was not hurt.

On the other hand, the horse was seriously injured and was euthanized at the scene.

The buggy that the horse was pulling overturned and was completely destroyed in the wreck.

This collision between pickup truck and horse-drawn vehicle remains under investigation.

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