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Marshall County Buggy Crash Sends Three to the Hospital

by Indiana State Police on November 14, 2014

Marshall County – At 1:45 p.m. today troopers from the Bremen State Police Post responded to reports of a crash involving a horse drawn buggy and a pickup truck. The crash happened on US 6 near Dogwood Rd. in Bremen. 

Preliminary investigation by Trooper Rod Schuh revealed that the driver of an east bound Dodge pickup truck collided with the rear end of a horse drawn buggy that was also east bound on US 6. The driver of the truck, Laurie Bope, 44, of Goshen did not receive any injuries in the crash. Bope reported that she had fallen asleep and never saw the buggy. 

The operator of the buggy, Alvin Kuhns, 45, of Bremen sustained a head injury and was taken to Bremen Hospital. Also in the buggy were his two sons, Ryan Kuhns, 6, and Caleb Kuhns, 3. Both boys were airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Ft. Wayne with head injuries and are listed in serious condition. The horse died at the scene as a result of the crash. 

The crash remains under investigation by the state police at this time. Weather and road conditions were not a factor in the crash, however, drugs or alcohol have not yet been ruled out. 

*All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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