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Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 19th, 2015 :: 12:13 p.m. EDT


March 19, 2015 Truck vs Horse and Buggy Personal Injury Accident, Montcalm Township. See for full release


SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Pickup vs horse and buggy PIA
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 7:29 a.m.
LOCATION: Fitzner Road between Spencer Road and Pakes Road, Montcalm Township

Montcalm County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a pickup truck versus horse and buggy crash which occurred on Fitzner Road in Montcalm Township. The initial investigation revealed that a Southbound Amish horse and buggy swerved into the path of the Northbound pickup truck. The collision caused severe damage to both the buggy and the truck. The buggy driver was taken to United Memorial Hospital by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services and subsequently flown to Spectrum Health by Aeromed. His condition is unknown. The pickup driver was not injured. The horse died as a result of the injuries.

It's believed the horse tack may have been incorrectly connected, causing the horse to veer into the Northbound lane when the buggy driver attempted to stop the buggy. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the crash.

Pickup Driver: Del Ray Christensen, 54, of Montcalm Township, Greenville, Mi.
Buggy driver: Andrew E. Miller, 27, of Montcalm Township Greenville, Mi.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
659 North State Street
Stanton, MI 48888

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