(6-9-20) The Adams County (Ind) Sheriff’s reports that around 7:45 a.m. a horse-drawn buggy operated by Ida J. Schwartz (54) was headed west on S.R. 124 just west of C.R. 200 East when it slowed to turn into a private driveway. A Hyundai minivan driven by Zachary R. Knebel (34) of Willshire, Ohio, rear-ended the buggy.
Schwartz and the two girls were thrown from the buggy. Schwartz was pronounced dead at the scene. The two unidentified girls were taken to Adams Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
Knebel waived medical treatment at the scene.
The horse pulling the buggy was seriously injured and had to be put down.
The crash remains under investigation.