The Washington Post
Third child dies after truck hits carriage
A third child who was in an Amish horse-drawn carriage that was struck by a man charged with drunken driving in southern Michigan has died, authorities said Sunday. Two children, ages 6 and 2, died at the scene of Friday evening’s crash. A 4-year-old died at a hospital, and another young child and a woman who were in the carriage remained hospitalized with serious injuries, State Trooper Seth Reed told the Detroit Free Press.
The pickup truck’s driver, Tyler Frye, 21, of Angola, Ind., faces three counts of driving while intoxicated causing death and two counts of driving while intoxicated causing serious injury, Reed said.
The crash happened in Branch County’s Algansee Township, near Michigan’s borders with Indiana and Ohio amid an area that has numerous Amish communities.
Police said all seven people in the carriage — two adults and five children — were ejected in the crash.