Mom and daughter injured, horse killed in Geauga County buggy crash

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MIDDLEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio– Two people were injured in a buggy crash in Geauga County Wednesday afternoon.

It happened at Kinsman and Hayes road in Middlefield Township.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said a woman and her 17-year-old daughter were inside the buggy when it was hit by a semi.

The horse died on impact.

The woman was taken by medical helicopter to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. The teen was also hospitalized.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says it has a plan to fix buggy danger zones.

“There is a project currently scheduled for 2021 to reconstruct the hill along State Route 87, to improve vertical sight distance from Hayes Road to County Line Road. Work will include shoulder widening for Amish buggy use along a portion of the project. There is also a project currently scheduled for 2020 to widen State Route 608 and shoulders between Nauvoo Road to just north of Burton Windsor Road for a buggy lane as well. I knew there were a couple of these,” said Amanda McFarland with ODOT.

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