Yates County sheriff: Family's conditions improving after thrown from buggy in crash

Updated: August 10, 2020 12:25 PM
Created: August 09, 2020 07:06 PM

JERUSALEM, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Yates County sheriff says the Mennonite family's conditions are improving after a driver crashed into their horse and buggy.

The crash happened on County Road 22 in Penn Yan around 5:15 p.m. Sunday.


Deputies say the driver, a 24-year-old man from Penn Yan, was trying to pass the buggy when he crashed into it. 

The family of seven, including a 7-month-old and 7-year-old, were thrown from the buggy. Four people needed to be airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital. Three other young boys were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital by ambulance. 

The horse was also heavily injured and had to be euthanized at the scene by a veterinarian.

The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

News10NBC will update this story as more information becomes available.

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