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A child was killed and three others injured in a crash involving an Amish buggy and a van.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the accident occurred Thursday morning in Ashtabula County, killing 7-year-old Myron Miller, according to MyFOXCleveland.com.
The children in the buggy were reportedly on their way to school.
The injured youngsters were taken to the hospital, but their conditions were not immediately known, the FOX affiliate said.
The van driver said a powerful glare temporarily blinded him so that he couldn't see the buggy.
The horse pulling the carriage was also killed in the accident, according to MyFOXCleveland.com.
 

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ASHTABULA -- The van crash into an Amish buggy in Ashtabula county Thursday was the third fatal accident involving the Amish in the county this year.

Seven-year-old Myron Miller of Hartsgrove Township was killed, his three older brothers seriously injured, while riding to school Thursday morning in a pony-drawn wooden cart.
The van driver, 23-year-old Gary Roth of North Bloomfield said he was blinded by the sun but later admitted he had been smoking marijuana the night before.
"We try to teach defensive driving," said Ohio State Patrol Ashtabula Commander Lt. Mike Harmon. "I have approached the Amish about conducting defensive driving instruction for them, but the offer' has been declined."
Ohio has no minimum age for operating a horse-drawn wagon on a state highway. There is no driver's test. The boy at the reins of the wagon Thursday was Aden Miller, age 13.
"I don't want to fault the boys in that buggy at all," Lt. Harmon said. "The van driver was at fault, but when it comes to saving your life sometimes you have to do things to compensate for how other people are driving."
Lt. Harmon hopes after this tragedy the Amish may welcome defensive driving instruction from the State Patrol.
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