BC-VA–Fatal Buggy Crash

Oct 19, 2021 11:47 AM

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a Cumberland County man has died, a day after his wife was killed and their eight children were injured when their Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended. Police say the buggy was traveling south on Cumberland Road in the Farmville area Sunday night with 10 family members on board when it was hit by a southbound Toyota Tundra. Police say Barbie Esh died at the scene and her husband, John Esh, died Monday. Their eight children, aged 9 months to 16 years, were taken to hospitals for treatment with injuries that ranged from minor to serious. The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old Farmville man, wasn’t injured. Police have said charges are pending.

EARLIER: At least one person is dead and numerous others seriously injured after a crash between a car and a horse-drawn buggy in Cumberland County.  It happened last night around 8pm along Route 45.  Police say the car struck a buggy with 10 people riding in it.  One person in the buggy was killed; three others were airlifted to the hospital, and six others were taken to the hospital by ambulance.  The car’s driver wasn’t injured, and police say charges are pending.