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.