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BUGGY DEATH: Cruising through intersection, Amish man killed, two injured when struck by Ligonier SUV driver

December 14, 2011

A 59-year-old Amish man from northern Indiana was killed when the horse-drawn buggy he was driving across an intersection was struck by a sport utility vehicle.

The Elkhart County Sheriff's Department says Marion Yoder of Goshen was killed in the collision about 2.5 miles southeast of Goshen about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. Yoder, his 53-year-old wife and 8-year-old grandson were thrown from the buggy. The sheriff's department says Yoder went under the SUV.

Edith Yoder and Caleb Yoder were listed in fair condition Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Edith Yoder told sheriff's deputies they didn't see the SUV.

The SUV's driver, Joshua Smoker of Ligonier, told deputies he didn't know the buggy was entering the intersection.

Sheriff's Capt. Jim Bradberry says the accident is under investigation.

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