Fatal Buggy Accident in Northeast Iowa
A Northeast Iowa man is dead after his buggy was struck by a car Monday night (Sept. 19).
The accident happened just after 7:00 PM, east of Lime Springs, on 45th Street near Timber Avenue in rural Howard County.
57 year old John Borntreger of Lime Springs was driving a horse-drawn buggy westbound, when he was rear-ended by a car driven by 57 year old Sharla Lieder, also of Lime Springs.
Borntreger was taken to the Cresco hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The accident is still under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol, with assistance from the Howard County Sheriff and Cresco Fire and EMS.