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Horse killed in truck-buggy accident

A horse pulling an Amish buggy was killed Wednesday after a crash with a pickup truck on Route 17 in Jefferson.
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JEFFERSON, MAINE, Maine — A horse pulling an Amish buggy was killed Wednesday night in a crash on Route 17 in Jefferson.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Brandan Kane says a pickup truck was headed east on the highway just after 5 p.m., near the junction with Route 32.

The buggy was waiting to pull out of a driveway when the horse apparently spooked and jumped out in front of the truck. The horse was killed by the impact.

The driver and a passenger in the buggy were not injured, and neither was the driver of the truck.

There is a growing Amish community in the Jefferson/Whitefield area, but the Sheriff’s Department says there have only been a few accidents involving buggies.