Four hurt and horse killed as teen crashes into horse-drawn buggy in Virginia

Three seriously injured and horse killed as teen flips car while rear-ending and destroying a horse-drawn buggy

  • Haley Taylor, 18, was charged with reckless driving following the incident
  • Taylor is said to have to have flipped her car as she rear-ended the buggy
  • The buggy’s driver and two passengers suffered serious injuries
  • The buggy was said to have been destroyed and the horse was killed in the crash 

Police said four people were hurt, three seriously, when a car rear-ended a horse-drawn buggy in central Virginia.

Virginia State Police said the incident occurred Sunday at about 8.37am in Buckingham County, Virginia.

Haley Taylor, 18, was driving a 2002 Honda when she rear-ended the buggy, authorities said. 

During the crash, her car flipped, the buggy was destroyed and the horse was killed. 

Haley Taylor, 18, was charged with reckless driving after crashing her car into a horse-drawn buggy, killing the buggy’s horse and seriously injuring its three passengers (stock image) 

Police said an 18-year-old male was driving the buggy, and a 16-year-old boy and 20-year-old woman were inside. All three were taken to a hospital with serious injuries. 

Taylor suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital, according to NBC 12. 

She has since been charged with reckless driving. It wasn’t immediately clear if she had obtained an attorney.     

Police are still investigating the incident.