- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a horse-drawn buggy died when his horse got spooked and turned in front of an oncoming logging truck in north-central Wisconsin.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office says 50-year-old Aaron Newswanger, of rural Dorchester, died at the scene on Highway A west of Dorchester on Thursday afternoon. A passenger, 49-year-old Esther Newswanger, was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. She was listed in good condition Friday at a Marshfield hospital.

The truck driver tried to avoid the buggy by swerving, but struck the buggy before entering the ditch. The trucker and his passenger were not hurt.

The horse was killed in the accident.

The area is about 35 miles west of Wausau.


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