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Three in Amish family killed, two injured in truck-buggy collision

MILLVILLE, Pennsylvania (AP) -- November 10, 2002

A truck rear-ended an Amish family's horse-drawn buggy Sunday, killing the mother and two children and injuring the father and one other child, state police said.

The driver of the truck was not injured.

Sadie Hertzler, 27, and Mary Hertzler, 5, were dead at the scene, state police said. Malinda Hertzler, 3, died later at Geisinger Medical Center.

The Hertzlers were riding on Route 42 in Greenwood Township in north-central Pennsylvania Sunday morning when the buggy was struck and plunged over an embankment, police said.

Amos Hertzler was treated at Geisinger and released, and 2-year-old Henry Hertzler was not injured. Another child, Jacob Hertzler, whose age hadn't been determined, was reported in fair condition, officials said.

The truck driver, Todd Trivelpiece, 28, was not injured; police said an investigation was continuing and no charges had been filed.