2 children released from hospital after car hit Amish buggy

2 children released from hospital after car crashes into Amish buggy

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Graves County sheriff said two children were released from the hospital after a car hit an Amish buggy in Graves County, Kentucky, killing one child and injuring five others.

On Friday, Oct. 16 at about 5:20 p.m., Sheriff Redmon said deputies were dispatched to a truck and Amish buggy crash on KY 58 West near KY 1283.

According to deputies, a 2006 GMC Sierra, driven by 69-year-old Robert Zimmer of Evansville, was going west on KY 58 West.

Zimmer told deputies that the sun was in his eyes and he did not see the buggy.

According to Sheriff Redmon, 28-year-old Lena Yoder and her children: a six year old, a five year old, a four year old, a two year old and a four month old were in the buggy.

He said the four year old was killed on impact and the others were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries.

According to Sheriff Redmon, the boy was laid to rest on Monday, Oct. 19.

After the buggy was hit, Sheriff Redmon said the horse was thrown into the eastbound lane of KY 58 West where it was hit by a truck driven by a Hardin, Ky. man.

Zimmer and the Hardin, Ky. man were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The sheriff's office was assisted on scene by Mayfield/Graves County EMS, the Mayfield Fire Department, Wingo Fire Department, KY Highway Department Hickman County Sheriff's Office and Graves County Rescue Squad.

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