FARMVILLE, Va. — Virginia State Police say a 38-year-old Cumberland County woman and her husband were killed, and their eight children were injured when their Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended.
Police say the buggy was traveling south on Cumberland Road in the Farmville area Sunday night with 10 family members on board when it was hit by a southbound Toyota Tundra.
Police say Barbie Esh of Farmville died at the scene. Her husband, 39-year-old John Esh, was reportedly flown to UVA Medical Center for his injuries but died there.
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Their eight children, aged 9 months to 16 years, were taken to hospitals for treatment with injuries that ranged from minor to serious. Two have since been released from the hospital.
The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old Farmville man, wasn’t injured.
Police say charges are pending.
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Last month, the Campbell County Sheriff's Office alerted residents to be cautious of more horse and buggies on the roadways.
Just last week, another Virginia crash involving a horse and buggy left two seriously injured and a horse euthanized.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.