Car-buggy crash injures two

Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 7:53 PM EDT
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TOWN OF ORLEANS, New York (WWNY) - Police are investigating a crash in Jefferson County that left an Amish man in critical condition and his horse dead.

Police say the crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on Saturday on County route 15 in the town of Orleans.

Investigators say the driver of the Ford Edge - Troy J. Weaver, a 29-year-old from LaFargeville - struck an Amish buggy, and ejected both of its passengers.

29-year-old Samuel A. Hostetler of LaFargeville was taken to Samaritan Medical Center and then transferred to Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse with a severe spinal cord injury.

The other passenger of the buggy - 21-year-old Mose Hostetler - was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Samaritan.

The horse was unfortunately killed in the crash.

The driver of the car was not injured and was given a ticket for failure to use due care when approaching a horse, a violation.

The investigation is ongoing.

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