Amish horse-drawn carriage hit by pickup, killing 3 kids


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ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities say a pickup truck rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan, killing three children and seriously injuring another and a woman who were in the carriage.

The state police say the two adults and five children who were in the carriage were ejected when the truck hit it Friday night in Algansee Township, a small farming community not far from Michigan’s borders with Indiana and Ohio.

The children who were killed were 6, 4 and 2 years old. The 6 and 2-year old were pronounced dead at the scene. State Trooper Seth Reed told the Detroit Free Press that the 4-year-old later died at a hospital. Authorities say another child, age 3, was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and that a woman also suffered serious injuries.

Reed says the pickup truck’s driver, 21-year-old Tyler Frye, of Angola, Indiana, faces charges of driving while intoxicated causing death and other counts.

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