Georgetown, N.Y. — An Amish teenager died Tuesday after his buggy was hit by an SUV in Madison County.
Rudy M. Hershberger, of Earlville, was pronounced dead at Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton hospital shortly after the crash, the New York State Police said. He was 17 years old.
The accident happened around 5:15 p.m. on state Route 26 in Georgetown.
Hershberger was headed south in his horse-drawn buggy when he was rear-ended by a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, troopers said. He was thrown from the buggy, troopers said, and landed on the shoulder of the road.
The teenager was transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton and pronounced dead.
Photo via New York State Police
The 19-year-old driver of the vehicle passed impairment tests. She did not see the buggy until impact. The accident remains under investigation. The horse survived.