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UPDATE: Victims Identified In Fatal Amish Buggy Crash in Mercer County
MERCER COUNTY, Pa. – Sources say the victims of a fatal collision in Mercer County between a tractor-trailer and a horse-drawn Amish buggy have been identified.
According to a published article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, 34-year-old Mary Byler, of New Wilmington, and her 11-year-old daughter, whose name was withheld, were pronounced dead at the scene at 5:50 p.m. on November 30.
Mercer County Coroner J. Bradley McGonigle III says the victims died of blunt force trauma.
Mary Byler’s husband, 35-year-old William Byler, who was driving the buggy, was seriously injured; he was flown from the scene to the trauma center at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, according to sources.
The buggy was hit from behind by the cab of an tractor-trailer operated by 36-year-old Matthew Coulter, of Pulaski, on State Route 468, on Mercer-Pulaski Road, in Wilmington Township.
No information was provided on whether Coulter suffered any injuries.
The investigation of this incident is continuing.
Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette