Girl dragged by horse cart in crash near Goshen
By: Tim Murray - Saturday, June 22, 2019

GOSHEN – Three LaGrange County residents were involved in a chain reaction crash east of Goshen Friday evening.

The result was a 12-year-old Topeka girl was dragged from a horse cart.

Elkhart County police say 17-year-old Freeman Beechy of Shipshewana rear-ended another car driven by 45-year-old Doris Peruski of Lagrange.

The impact pushed Peruski’s car into the horse cart, causing 12-year-old Lori Bontrager to be ejected. She became caught in the cart’s wheel and was dragged several feet before stopping.

Medics transported Bontrager to Parkview Lagrange Hospital for treatment of a cut to the forehead and bruising to the hip.

Deputies cited Beechy for following too closely.

The crash happened on County Road 32 east of County Road 41 at 6:16 p-m.


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