Three people injured after truck strikes horse and buggy

A man and his two sons were injured when a pickup truck rear ended a horse and buggy on US6 near Bremen around 2 p.m. Friday.

US 6 was shut down during the investigation.

Keith Woods witnessed a Dodge Ram rear end the buggy.

"It threw the 2 children and the gentleman into the side ditch behind us," said Woods. "To see an Amish buggy hit that hard, go into a lot of pieces, pieces were flying in the air and debris all over the high way—it was pretty traumatic."

Woods wrapped one of the kids in his coat and waited for police and an ambulance to arrive.

"They were both crying so that was a good sign. I couldn't tell how severe their injuries were," said Woods.

According to ISP, the driver of the truck, Laurie Bope of Goshen, fell asleep.

The driver of the buggy, Alvin Kuhns, 45, sustained a head injury and was taken to Bremen Hospital. His two passengers, his sons, 6-year-old Ryan and 3-year-old Caleb were airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with head injuries. They are listed in serious condition.

The horse died at the scene.

ISP says weather and road conditions were not a factor. Drugs and alcohol have not been ruled out as a factor.

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