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Amish cart struck in Pa. accident

October 22, 2000

Amish cart struck in Pa. accident



CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Amish horse-drawn cart was struck by a hit-and-run driver in northern Franklin County Friday night, causing injuries to its two occupants and the death of the horse, Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg said.

The vehicle that police said struck the buggy broke down with a damaged tire about three miles from the scene of the accident, which occurred on Pa. 75 south of Back Road in Fannett Township.

The driver of the buggy, Elam Hostetler, 42, of Willow Hill, Pa., was treated at Chambersburg Hospital and released. Elizabeth Hostetler, 38, also of Willow Hill, was listed in satisfactory condition at the hospital Saturday.

Both occupants of the buggy were thrown from the vehicle.

The horse was destroyed, police said.

Both the buggy and the 1984 Chevrolet Blazer driven by George Dewey Junkins, 21, of Blairs Mill, Pa., were southbound on Pa. 75 when the accident occurred around 11 p.m., police said.

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Police said Junkins continued driving south, turned around, passed by the scene and drove west on Back Ford Road for three miles before breaking down.

He was apprehended at his home, police said. The investigation is continuing, police said.

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