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The Journal Gazette

Monday, June 11, 2018 3:30 pm

2 dead following crash involving buggy

Associated Press

TOPEKA, Ind. -- Authorities say a woman and her 15-year-old daughter have died after the horse-drawn buggy they were riding in was struck by a car in LaGrange County.

The crash happened Saturday in Topeka when the buggy was hit from behind. Authorities said 44-year-old Velda C. Miller of Ligonier and Melissa Jo Miller died in the crash. Velda Miller's 46-year-old husband was driving the buggy and was taken to a hospital with neck pain.

The sheriff's office said the 21-year-old driver of the car told them he had just passed another vehicle and collided with the buggy while coming back into his lane. He was taken to a hospital with abdominal pain.

No charges were immediately filed and the crash was under investigation.