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Woman killed, man injured in Amish buggy crash in Oswego County

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New York State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an Amish buggy in Oswego County on Sunday.

Posted: Jun 7, 2021 4:46 PM
Updated: Jun 7, 2021 5:22 PM

RICHLAND, N.Y. – New York State Police are investigating a fatal crash involving an Amish buggy in Oswego County on Sunday.

Police say 31-year-old John W. Leathley, of Chittenango, was driving south on County Route 41 in the town of Richland when he hit an Amish buggy from behind.

Two people were ejected from the buggy on impact. Police say 22-year-old Susan Swartzentruber was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passenger, 21-year-old Enos P. Hershberger, was taken to Upstate University Hospital to be treated for injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Leathley was not injured in the crash.

Police tested Leathley at the scene and say there was no indication that he was driving impaired.

No criminal charges are expected, but the investigation is ongoing.

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