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Three injured after crash involving pickup truck and horse and buggy in Lancaster

The crash happened at 7:37 p.m. on the 900 block of Valley Road, dispatch says.
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LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. — Update (August 31) A 16-year old passenger died in the collision involving a pickup truck and horse and buggy Saturday night, police said.

Officials say the crash happened as both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Valley Road and the horse and buggy was traveling on the far right of the roadway.

The driver of the pickup truck approached the horse and buggy and attempted to overtake it. He then attempted to apply the brakes of his vehicle and began to lose control, causing the rear of the vehicle to lose traction, authorities said. 

The front right of the vehicle then made impact with the rear of the buggy causing it to break and eject all of the occupants. The buggy came to a final rest on the right shoulder of the eastbound lane, according to police. 

The driver of the horse and buggy, 18, in critical condition, was taken to the hospital by life-flight. Another passenger, 20, in critical condition was taken to the hospital and a final passenger, 16, was taken to the hospital with suspected head trauma.

The driver of the pickup truck was not injured, police said. 

Officials have not released the identity of the 16-year-old passenger who died. 

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At least three people are injured after a crash involving a pickup truck and horse and buggy Saturday night, according to emergency dispatch.

The crash happened at 7:37 p.m. on the 900 block of Valley Road, dispatch says.

There is no word on the extent of injuries of those invovled or the cause of the crash.