Six children were injured in a vehicle versus horse and buggy wreck in Todd County Saturday afternoon.
The incident happened around 12:30 on KY 181 at the intersection with East Greenfield Road about three miles north of Elkton. Todd County Sheriff Joey Johnson says 15-year old Norene Zimmerman of Sharon Grove was operating the buggy on East Greenfield and turned directly into the path of a southbound vehicle on 181 driven by 29-year old Amanda Brown of Lewisburg.
Ms. Brown swerved to miss the buggy, but couldn’t avoid the horse, which died at the scene.
Ms. Zimmerman and three of her juvenile siblings in the buggy were taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Two other siblings were flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Center. Sheriff Johnson says the children’s ages ranged from teens all the way down to toddlers and none of their injuries initially appeared to be life-threatening. The names of five of the children were not immediately available.
Ms. Brown was not hurt in the crash.