New York Amish boy, 7, is critically injured in buggy crash

  • Levi Miller, seven, is in critical condition with head trauma in upstate New York
  • A buggy he was riding in was rear-ended by Ford F-250 on Wednesday night
  • The buggy’s driver has been treated and the horse is expected to recover 

A seven-year-old Amish boy injured when a pickup truck crashed into his buggy on an upstate New York road remains in critical condition with head trauma.

Levi Miller and 30-year-old John Miller were ejected from the buggy around 7.45pm on Wednesday in Lisbon, New York about 6 miles from the Canadian border.

John Miller was treated at a local hospital and released. Levi Miller was transferred to a Syracuse hospital. The horse is expected to recover from its injuries.

A seven-year-old Amish boy was critically injured when a Ford F-25 struck the rear of the horse drawn buggy he was riding in. Seen above is a file photo of an Amish buggy

The driver of the Ford F-250 truck was evaluated at the scene and declined further treatment.

State police say 28-year-old James Crobar failed to see the buggy and struck the back of it as it traveled ahead. The crash remains under investigation.

Police haven’t announced Levi Miller and John Miller’s relationship.

In a separate incident, a northern Indiana man was charged on Monday with drunken driving after his car struck a horse-drawn Amish buggy, killing a woman and her 15-year-old daughter.

Jazieel DeLeon-Galvan, 21, of Ligonier told authorities he had just passed another vehicle when he hit the buggy, according to police.

Authorities say 44-year-old Velda C. Miller of Ligonier and her daughter, Melissa Jo, died in Saturday’s crash in the town of Topeka, about 40 miles northwest of Fort Wayne. 

Miller’s 46-year-old husband was driving the buggy and was taken to a hospital with neck pain.