Amish teenager is killed when his buggy is obliterated by car driven by 19-year-old woman in late night crash
- Rudy Hershberger, 17, was driving the buggy on a highway in Georgetown
- Taylor J. Manwarren, 19, drove her Chevrolet Equinox into the back of the buggy
- He was thrown from the buggy and died later in hospital from his injuries
- Taylor tested negative for drugs and alcohol and said she didn’t see the buggy
An Amish teenager has been killed after a car hit his horse and buggy in upstate New York.
Rudy Hershberger, 17, was driving the buggy on a highway in Georgetown on Tuesday evening.
The teenager from Earlville was heading south when he was rear-ended by a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, police said.
An Amish teenager has been killed after a car hit his horse and buggy in upstate New York on Tuesday
Rudy was thrown from the buggy and landed on the shoulder of the road, and was taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton.
He was pronounced dead later that day.
The driver of the Equinox, Taylor J. Manwarren, 19, said she did not see the buggy on the road until she hit it with her SUV.
The teenager from Eaton tested negative for drugs and alcohol and did not suffer any injuries.
Horse-drawn buggies are often used by Amish people to travel around in the US (file photo)
The horse driving the buggy also survived without serious injuries, according to Trooper Jack Keller.
A photo taken by state police after the crash shows the buggy left in pieces on the side of the road.
The front of the Equinox was also crumpled by the collision.
The accident is still under investigation.