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Teen Killed In Accident Involving Horse-Drawn Buggy

Posted: 22 July, 2013

PAWNEE CITY (NRN) - A southeast Nebraska teen, who was a member of the Amish community, was killed, and his sister was injured, when a car crashed into their horse-drawn buggy on a rural highway Sunday morning.

According to Pawnee County Sheriff Jayme Reed, 17-year-old Rueben Yoder and his sister, 20-year-old Fannie Yoder, were eastbound in a one-horse drawn buggy when the buggy was struck from behind by a 1992 Cadillac Deville, driven by 56-year-old Vivian Cockrell of Pawnee City. Rueben Yoder was pronounced dead at the scene. Fannie Yoder was taken to a Lincoln hospital with head injuries, while Cockrell was treated and released from the Pawnee County Hospital. The accident occurred at 9:00 a.m. Sunday on Highway 8 approximately three miles east of Pawnee City. The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department and Nebraska State Patrol are investigating the accident.

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