Horse-Drawn Buggy Hit by Dump Truck in Pennsylvania

Woman, 22, critical and horse killed after dump truck hits buggy  

A young mother was critically injured when a dump track collided with her horse-drawn buggy in Lancaster County, Pa., causing her to suffer severe head injuries.

The teenager driving the dump truck, Caleb Meyer, 18, of Ronks, Pa., fled the scene, but returned within the hour, police said.

Marian Stoltzfoos, 22, also of Ronks, remained in critical condition early Wednesday at Lancaster General Hospital, a nursing supervisor said.

Two children riding with Stoltzfoos--her 12-year-old brother and 10-month-old daughter--suffered less serious injuries. Their names and conditions were not released.

The horse was killed on impact.

The crash occurred at about 8:50 a.m. on Tuesday (July 3) on Old Philadelphia Pike in Leacock Township.

Meyer allegedly drifted into the opposing lane and struck the buggy, police said. No charges had been filed as of Tuesday evening.

Stoltzfoos was unconscious on the way to the hospital, according to Leon Yoder, the assistant fire chief in nearby Intercourse.

"She had gotten the worst of it," Yoder said. "She was not breathing, but had a strong pulse."

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