An intoxicated driver rear-ended an Amish carriage Friday, taking three young lives:

A fatal Friday collision involving an allegedly drunk truck driver and a horse-drawn buggy killed three children, said Michigan State Police.

The Algansee Township crash, in which the pickup truck driver drove into the back of an Amish buggy, threw seven passengers — five children and two adults — from the carriage.

MSP trooper Seth Reed said two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl, died on the scene. Three others, including a 3-year-old and a 4-year-old, sustained serious injuries, according to ABC.

The 4-year-old boy later died at a local hospital, Reed said.

The 21-year-old driver was found to be intoxicated when the crash occurred. This took place in Branch County in southern Michigan.

A month ago, a hit-and-run car-buggy accident also happened in this community. Thankfully no injuries occurred then.

Photo: Don Reid/The Daily Reporter

What more can be said about this horrible event? These accidents result from people’s decisions. Thinking that it is “okay” to drive while drunk is thinking I just can’t understand.

Prayers for the families.

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