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UPDATE: Police release identities of Middlebury children struck by SUV
WSBT-TV ^ | September 5, 2011

Posted on 09/05/2011 2:26:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

MIDDLEBURY — One child is dead and five injured after their pony cart was struck by an SUV in the 10500 block of County Road 24 in Middlebury.

According to the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department, around 10 Monday morning the children pulled out onto the road and into the path of the eastbound SUV.

One child, 10-year-old Jenna Miller, died at the scene from head injuries.

Police say the pony, which was also killed, was pulling two carts. The SUV only hit the pony and the first cart.

Three medical helicopters were called in to take four of the children to the hospital. Two were in serious condition and two were in critical condition.

(Excerpt) Read more at southbendtribune.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: child; miller; ponycart; suv

1 posted on 09/05/2011 2:26:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Damn, who was not watching their children.


2 posted on 09/05/2011 2:29:47 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

They all have the same last name - are all of these children siblings? OMG - Prayers for their family. And prayers to for the driver - just a horrible, horrible accident.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 2:31:06 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Gall durn SUVs.

They are the ruination of America, I tell ya.

4 posted on 09/05/2011 2:31:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement
Jesus wept.

All the kids in the same family.

Prayers offered for the recovery of the other Miller children.

5 posted on 09/05/2011 2:31:32 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The SUV did it, not the driver. They were even consoling her(the driver)at the site.


6 posted on 09/05/2011 2:32:55 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What an awful accident - for the kids & their families and the poor woman driver.


7 posted on 09/05/2011 2:33:55 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Oh, no ...


8 posted on 09/05/2011 2:34:10 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Can't lay the blame on the driver.The kids pulled out in front of them.

I am curious though is the family Mennonites? Miller is a common name for Amish and Mennonites.

9 posted on 09/05/2011 2:37:23 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is the second time in two days I have heard Middlebury, Indiana mentioned. Prior to that, I only knew of Middlebury, Vermont.


10 posted on 09/05/2011 2:44:54 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: Cloverfarm

Oh no is right. Darn monitor gets all fuzzy when I read these stories.

God grant the families strength and peace in their time of sorrow.


11 posted on 09/05/2011 2:45:03 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: mware

“I am curious though is the family Mennonites? Miller is a common name for Amish and Mennonites.”

I was wondering that too


12 posted on 09/05/2011 2:48:42 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: mware

From what I can gather no one is blaming the driver.
She’s going to need our prayers too.
Heartbreaking all around.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 2:51:24 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: ConservativeStatement

How sad for the pony.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 2:52:56 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Either siblings or cousins.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Moonmad27

One child dead, and four with serious head trama, all in the same family and you are sad for the pony?


16 posted on 09/05/2011 2:55:37 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: mware

No, looks like just run of the mill folk, the dolly wheels for the cart is new and rubber tire. You can see it in the picture.


17 posted on 09/05/2011 2:55:58 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

All of the children had first names that started with J, like the Duggars. I’m guessing that they all have the same parents, and another child has died since the accident. Jenna, Jeneva, Jared, Jolisa, Joyce, & Justin. Prayers for all of them and prayers for their family and for the SUV driver.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 3:04:22 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConservativeStatement

Very Amish area, lots of carts on the roads in that County.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 3:10:40 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: org.whodat

Elkhart County Amish aren’t all that conservative. Rubber tired pony carts are common.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 4:27:12 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

The one in the picture is a northern tool, tractor supply, new wagon are trailer converted to a cart. If you click on the picture it give the gps location


21 posted on 09/05/2011 4:34:59 PM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

My guess is that the pony spooked and the cart had no brakes. Very sad.


22 posted on 09/05/2011 4:45:24 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: afraidfortherepublic

“another child has died since the accident”

Oh, those poor parents.
I can imagine the dad hooking the pony up to the cart so the kids would have fun, and then this horrible accident killing and seriously injuring his children.
It’s hard to think about


23 posted on 09/05/2011 6:07:06 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ConservativeStatement

http://www.chron.com/news/article/2-girls-killed-4-hurt-after-SUV-hits-pony-cart-2156509.php

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department reported that Jenna Miller, 10, died at the scene about 30 miles east of South Bend. Deputies told The Elkhart Truth and WSBT-TV that Jolisa Miller, 7, died after being airlifted to Fort Wayne Parkview Hospital.

The driver of the cart, Jeneva Miller, 10, and Joyce Miller, 9, also were airlifted to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with head injuries. The Truth reported that Jeneva was listed in critical condition Monday night, while Joyce was in fair condition.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 6:16:41 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ConservativeStatement

The driver of the SUV, Kathy Butterfield, 60, of Bristol, was not injured but was visibly shaken as she was consoled by nearby residents. She was not cited at the scene.

http://www.chron.com/news/article/2-girls-killed-4-hurt-after-SUV-hits-pony-cart-2156509.php


25 posted on 09/05/2011 6:20:52 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: org.whodat; mware

Just read another report....they’re Amish


26 posted on 09/06/2011 5:02:53 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Whatever you say, but all those mailbox post have news paper boxes on them and I have never seen an Amish newspaper.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 6:15:32 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

Two Amish children killed, 4 injured in SUV accident

http://news.yahoo.com/two-amish-children-killed-4-injured-suv-accident-033253946.html


28 posted on 09/06/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
The Amish do not let their kids play in the streets and not with rubber tired carts. Maybe the new media does not know that, they even put metal wheels on the hay balers, why I do not know. Have you ever seen a six up team of work horses pulling an old, old, old case square baler with an old pop and snort gas motor. Funny as hell. However, some Amish do leave when the go on their year leave and never go back to the Amish way of life, they are shunned as sinners by the Amish. Not to mention, giving a kid a pony is a vanity. So that could have been former Amish. And no longer of the faith.
29 posted on 09/06/2011 8:23:18 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

Hey, I’m just the messenger.
You can argue with the writer of the article.


30 posted on 09/06/2011 9:05:14 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Sad, I heard a second child died. Prayers up for the remaining children and their parents.


31 posted on 09/06/2011 1:17:49 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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