Two children were tragically killed and two others injured in a collision between an SUV and a horse-drawn buggy in Fillmore County, southern Minnesota. The accident occurred on Monday morning when the SUV crashed into the two-wheeled Amish buggy. The buggy and SUV were traveling in the same direction at the time of the crash. The four children involved in the incident were siblings from rural Stewartville. Wilma Miller, 7, and Irma Miller, 11, lost their lives due to the collision, while Alan Miller, 9, and Rose Miller, 13, were transported to a hospital for treatment. The conditions of the injured children are currently unknown.
Authorities have launched an investigation into the crash, with no arrests made as of yet. This incident marks the second in a week where children riding in an Amish buggy have died as a result of a collision in the US. On September 20, in Alexandria, New York, two children aged 1 and 3 were killed when a pickup truck collided with the back of an Amish buggy. The tragic events have brought attention to the safety of Amish buggies on public roads and highlight the need for increased awareness and caution when interacting with these vehicles.
The local sheriff’s department is closely examining the circumstances of the crash in Minnesota. The investigation aims to determine the cause of the collision and any factors that may have contributed to the tragic outcome. This incident serves as a reminder of the vulnerability of horse-drawn buggies on public roads, as well as the need for drivers to exercise caution and respect when sharing the road with non-traditional vehicles. Further updates regarding the conditions of the injured children and the progress of the investigation are eagerly awaited.