Authorities say a 21-year-old father and his 6-month-old
child were killed when a pickup truck read-ended their
horse-drawn buggy in western Wisconsin.
Chippewa County sheriff's office says it happened on
Highway 64 in the town of Colburn shortly before 7 a.m.
members of the family were thrown from the buggy. The
father and child died at the scene. The 21-year-old mother
suffered extensive injuries and was flown to a regional
hospital. Their names were not immediately released.
statement from the sheriff's office says alcohol is not
believed to have been a factor, but the investigation is
continuing. It says the pickup was driven by a 66-year-old
man from the Cornell area.
highway was closed for about three hours.