LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – A 21-year-old driver struck a open-top horse-drawn buggy early Saturday morning in LaGrange County, killing a mother and 15-year-old daughter.
An investigation revealed a Chevy Malibu was traveling westbound on 800 S, just past 500 W, when it passed a Jeep. Upon getting back into its lane, the Malibu struck the back of a westbound horse-drawn buggy.
44-year-old Velda Miller and her 15-year-old daughter, both passengers in the buggy, were both killed upon impact.
Another passenger was taken to a local hospital with complaint of neck injuries.
The driver of the Malibu, 21-year-old Jazieel DeLeon, was also taken to a local hospital with lower abdominal injuries.
DeLeon faces two counts of Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Death.