Mother dies, husband and 5 children hurt after buggy crash


ALGANSEE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been killed and her husband and five children hurt after the horse pulling their buggy veered in front of a pickup truck in southern Michigan.

Barbara Jo Schwartz, 39, of Reading, Indiana, following the 8:50 a.m. Friday crash in Algansee Township, according to Branch County sheriff’s deputies.

The which struck the fender of the pickup.

The children, ages 7, 5, 3, 2 and 3 months old, were hospitalized with injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Their father was not seriously hurt.

Algansee Township is just north of Michigan’s state line with Indiana.


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