Buggy driver and horse die after crash in Kosciusko County

(Photo supplied/Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office/ABC 57)

A crash in Kosciusko County left a buggy driver and a horse dead.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputies they were called to CR 800 West, just north of CR 850 North around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12.

Initial reports show that a utility truck was headed northbound on CR 800 West while following a dump truck. The dump truck passed a buggy, with the utility truck continuing north and striking the back of the buggy.

Fannie Mae Bontrager, 58, of Napanee was pronounced dead at the scene. The horse pulling the buggy also died.

The driver of the utility truck was uninjured in the crash.

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H May 13, 2023 at 8:13 am

Without a doubt he was following to close. People wake up! Start driving responsibly and treat others w respect on the road. God rest her soul.

RH May 14, 2023 at 12:58 am

Such a shame! Horses belong in pastures not roads!

H May 15, 2023 at 5:29 am

What a ridiculous statement! Your blaming the victim? Not the jerk in the utility truck?

Adam May 15, 2023 at 12:20 pm

I see too many careless accidents in Michiana. The number one cause is following too close, going too fast, and not paying attention. Stay off the damn phone when operating a motor vehicle. Thank goodness horses haven’t learned how to text and be connected to a buggy at the same time.


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