DUBLIN, KY (AP) - A horse-drawn buggy carrying an Amish family of nine who went to make a phone call toppled in a rain-swollen creek in rural Kentucky, killing four children who were swept away in the water.
Authorities say the group was traveling in a downpour in the dark about 8:30 CST Thursday night when the buggy flipped during a severe storm. The buggy was crossing a creek that is normally a trickle but that often floods during heavy rains.
They were in Dublin, a sparsely populated farming community in far western Kentucky.
Those killed were a 5-month-old; a 5-year-old; a 7-year-old and an 11-year-old. Three of the children were siblings and one was a cousin.
Two adults and three other children escaped. The horse that was pulling the buggy also survived.