Authorities said three children were killed in Pennsylvania in a two-car accident involving a horse and cart.
Pennsylvania State Police Soldiers were dispatched to the scene in Little Britain in Lancaster County just before 8 a.m., Tpr. PSP’s Kevin Kochka said in a press release.
The statement said that a horse and a carriage carrying seven passengers “juveniles” were approaching the intersection of Little Britain Road North and Black Road heading west, while a three-axle garbage truck was heading south on Little Britain Road North.
“The horse and cart failed to stop at a properly installed stop sign at the intersection, and the cart set off at the intersection,” the statement said.
Officials said the truck, which was carrying only its driver, rammed the passenger side of the vehicle, killing three children inside.
The other four passengers were taken to Lancaster General Hospital and then transferred to Hershey Medical Center, the statement said.
The truck driver was unharmed and stayed at the scene of the accident to provide information to the soldiers about the accident.
The accident is being investigated by the PSP with assistance from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s office.