Accident in Pontotoc County involving Amish buggy

Photo by Regina Butler I Pontotoc Progress Emergency responders work the scene of a crash involving an Amish buggy and a vehicle.

Photo by Regina Butler I Pontotoc Progress
Emergency responders work the scene of a crash involving an Amish buggy and a vehicle.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a crash on MS 341, near the Algoma Community, in Pontotoc County, involving a car and a horse/buggy.

Troopers were dispatched to the scene at approximately 3:30pm. Upon arriving it appeared Lauren L Purdon, 19, of Thaxton, was traveling south on MS 341, in a 2004 Nissan Altima, when her vehicle apparently collided into a horse and buggy.

The driver of the buggy Joe M Hostetler, unknown age, of Algoma, was transported to NMMC by ambulance with serious injuries/life threatening injuries.

More as it is available.

 

 

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  • Don

    Question is, was she on a cellphone talking or Texting? That seems to have passed drunk driving as far as accidents.