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Toddler, infant hospitalized after truck and buggy accident

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of an injury accident on S.R. 19 just north of Northwood High School, just north of Nappanee Wednesday afternoon.

The accident involved a buggy and a pickup truck.

Two children in the buggy were taken by helicopter to a hospital in Fort Wayne.

One is 2-years-old, the other is 7-months old.

Two adults who were in the buggy were taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Captain Bradberry with the Elkhart County Sheriffs Department said the children are listed in serious condition.

Bradberry said, “One was a 6 and a half months old, another one, a two-year-old, they were actually flown out by a Samaritan helicopter to Fort Wayne Parkview.” 

State Road 19 just south of County Road 50 was shut down for nearly three hours while police investigated.

Bradberry said, “So the investigators are going to be looking at witness accounts if there are any, they’re going to be looking at the crash scene itself, the roadway, and taking all those factors into account.” 

The driver of the truck was not injured but he left with police officers at the scene.

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