2 dead following crash involving buggy in northern Indiana

The crash happened Saturday in the LaGrange County community of Topeka when the buggy was hit from behind.

Posted: Jun. 11, 2018 2:08 PM

TOPEKA, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a woman and her 15-year-old daughter have died after the horse-drawn buggy they were riding in was struck by a car in northern Indiana.

The crash happened Saturday in the LaGrange County community of Topeka when the buggy was hit from behind. Authorities say 44-year-old Velda C. Miller of Ligonier and Melissa Jo Miller died in the crash. Velda Miller's 46-year-old husband was driving the buggy and was taken to a hospital with neck pain.

The sheriff's office says the 21-year-old driver of the car told them he had just passed another vehicle and hit the buggy while coming back into his lane. He was taken to a hospital with abdominal pain.

No charges were immediately filed and the crash was under investigation.

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