Horse killed, Amish buggy driver airlifted after crash

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Montcalm County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an accident involving an Amish horse and buggy that veered into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.

It happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning on Fitzner Road between Spencer Road and Pakes Road in Montcalm Township.

Deputies say the crash caused severe damage to both the buggy and the truck. The driver of the buggy, Andrew Miller, 27, of Montcalm Township, was airlifted to Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, and his horse died from its injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Deputies believe that the horse tack may have been incorrectly connected, causing the horse to veer into the northbound lane when the buggy driver attempted to stop the buggy.

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8 comments

  • Adam Harris

    Can we not air commercials for two and a half men at 630in the morning that show sexual situations while my daughter is getting ready for school?

  • nicole

    If anyone has information leading to their address I can assist them with finding a free horse. I am quite sure the Amish know how to hook up their horse right and that is just an excuse by the media. The driver was probably just going to fast and scared the horse.

  • Debbie

    Seriously!!!! Where did you even get your info from? I thought Wow to accidents involving the Amish in one day, but no same incident but your facts are so skewd I would never trust your reporting ever again! SAD!!!

    • Debbie

      Ok…spell check 2 not to and I am wrong, open mouth insert foot….evidently there were 2 accidents. Sorry I apologize for my mistake…