A southeast Nebraska teen, who was a member of the Amish community, was killed, and his sister was injured, when a car crashed into their horse-drawn buggy on a rural highway Sunday morning.
Pawnee County Sheriff Jayme Reed says 17-year-old Rueben Yoder and his sister, 20-year-old Fannie Yoder, were eastbound in a one-horse drawn buggy when the buggy was struck from behind by a 1992 Cadillac Deville, driven by 56-year-old Vivian Cockrell of Pawnee City.
Rueben Yoder was pronounced dead at the scene. Fannie Yoder was taken to a Lincoln hospital with head injuries, while Cockrell was treated and released from the Pawnee County Hospital.
The accident occurred at 9:00 a.m. Sunday on Highway 8 approximately three miles east of Pawnee City.
The Pawnee County Sheriff’s Department and Nebraska State Patrol are investigating the accident.
By Matthew Leaf, KTNC, Falls City