Driver of horse and buggy being treated after crash

Police say a pickup truck ran into the back of a horse and buggy Tuesday afternoon.

Posted: Jul 16, 2019 3:22 PM

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A woman is being treated after police say a truck ran into the horse and buggy she was driving in Parke County.

Around 12:30p.m. Tuesday, police responded to US Highway 41 in front of the Parke County Fairgrounds for a crash involving a horse and buggy.  A pickup truck ran into the back of the buggy.

Police at the scene told News 10 the driver said he took his eyes off the road. Police also reported the driver was following too closely to the buggy. 

Authorities said the people in the buggy were "okay," the driver was taken for treatment of cuts and bruises. A veterinarian was called in to euthanize the horse.

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