Law enforcement officials are asking drivers to be more aware of Amish buggies in rural areas after two recent crashes, including a fatal collision in Pike County the claimed the life of an 18-year-old woman.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio has more than 40-thousand buggies on the roadways. They travel at a speed of approximately 8 mph; which is no match for a motorized vehicle traveling at 55 mph or faster.
ODOT says they receive reports on more than 120 carriage-related accidents each year.
The girl killed in Sunday's Pike County crash, 18-year-old Barbara Swarey of Waverly, was laid to rest on Wednesday.