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Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:00 am

Restitution ordered in '17 buggy crash

Associated Press

ANGOLA – A northeast Indiana man who pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash involving a horse-drawn carriage has been ordered to pay $427,000 in restitution to the victims.

A Steuben County judge on Monday also sentenced 24-year-old Brady Duvendack of Fremont to 18 months of probation after he pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated causing serious injury.

The (Angola) Herald-Republican reports that Duvendack was intoxicated when his car rear-ended a horse-drawn carriage on Aug. 16, 2017, ejecting four members of the Schmucker family.

Thirteen-year-old Benjamin Schmucker of Montgomery, Michigan, was airlifted to a hospital with multiple injuries. Twenty-two-year-old Reuben Schmucker, also of Montgomery, was also hospitalized.