Boy killed, 2 sisters hurt after SUV hits horse-drawn buggy

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Posted: Mar 27, 2015 11:21 AM

WHEELING, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old boy has died after an SUV crashed into the back of his Mennonite family's horse-drawn carriage in northwest Missouri.

The State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Thursday morning near Wheeling, about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City.

The agency says Joshua Leinbach was killed in the accident, while his two younger sisters were thrown from the buggy. The patrol said 7-year-old Amanda Leinbach suffered serious injuries, while 8-year-old Katelyn's injuries were minor. The family lives in Wheeling.

The SUV driver, Penny Anderson, also suffered minor injuries. The 44-year-old told KMBC-TV that she'd been temporarily blinded by the morning sun before hitting the buggy.

Anderson says the children's family visited her in the hospital and told her they didn't blame her for the wreck.