Girl in Amish buggy killed in collision with pickup truck, say Md. police
BIRD IN HAND, PA - OCTOBER 23: An Amish family rides in a horse drawn cart October 23, 2003 in Bird In Hand, Pennsylvania. The Amish, traditionalist farmers who spurn machinery and other modern conveniences, live off the land much as they have for centuries in various communities in rural Pennsylvania and Ohio, and now live side-by-side with modern Americans. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
(CBS/AP) CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. - Police say a pickup truck collided with an Amish horse-drawn buggy in Maryland Saturday night, killing a 12-year-old girl in the buggy.
The St. Mary's County sheriff's office says the buggy moved into the intersection during a green light but was still in the crossing when the light turned red.
One of the buggy's occupants, 12-year-old Saloma Kathleen Stoltzfus, died of her
Deputies say the pickup's driver didn't notice the horse-drawn vehicle, which had three people inside. The resulting collision turned the buggy on its side. The other two occupants were ejected from the buggy when the truck slammed into it, according to CBS affiliate WUSA. They were treated and released from the hospital.
The investigation continues, and the truck driver hasn't been charged.