SHIPSHEWANA – Police have released the name of a baby who was killed and three of his family members injured when their buggy collided with a semi Monday on State Road 120 just west of County Road 675 W. in LaGrange County.
This happened around noon. Police say Jerry R. Hendricks of Bronson, Michigan was driving his semi eastbound on S.R. 120 when he passed the buggy, which was heading in the same direction. For an unknown reason the buggy turned into the path of the semi, hitting the back portion of its trailer.
The buggy occupants, a Shipshewana family, were ejected.
- Eva Schlabach, the mother, ws flown to Ft. Wayne
- Darla Schlabach, a 4-year-old, was taken to Parkview Lagrange
- Nichole Schlabach, a 3-year-old, was Flown to Ft. Wayne
- Jaedon Schlabach, a 7 ½-month-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eva, Darla and Nichole reportedly had minor injuries, according to a news release issued Monday.
Police say the horse survived, and was walked to a nearby neighbor's house for safekeeping.
The investigation is ongoing.