One dead in Missouri horse-drawn buggy collision

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 | 7:01 p.m. CST

MOBERLY — Police responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a horse-drawn buggy in the southbound lanes of U.S. 63 on Tuesday.

The buggy's driver, Eli Borntrager, 29, of Madison was killed as a result of the collision, which occurred at 10:55 a.m.


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David Fleming, 34, of Staunton, Ill., struck the buggy from behind with his vehicle on the outside lane of traffic on U.S. 63, according to a Moberly Police Department news release.

Fleming was not injured.

A veterinarian euthanized the horse pulling the buggy because of serious injuries received from the collision. 

Moberly police are still investigating the accident.

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