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Three Amish Children Dead After Horse-Drawn Cart Hit By Alleged Drunk Driver

An Amish horse-drawn cart was hit by alleged drunk driver, killing three children in the U.S. state of Michigan.

All seven passengers of the cart, including two adults and five children, were thrown from the vehicle when it was hit by a pickup truck on Friday night in the small farming community of Algansee Township, local media reported.

Two of the children aged six and two died at the scene while another child, aged four, died later in hospital, State Trooper Seth Reed told the Detroit Free Press.

A fourth child remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries, along with a woman who is in a serious condition.

The conditions of a fifth child and a second adult who were also reportedly inside the cart are not known.

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According to local media, the driver accused of slamming into the horse-drawn cart is a 21-year-old man from Indiana. He is reportedly facing charges including driving while intoxicated causing death.

Michigan has the sixth largest Amish community in the United States, according to website AmishAmerica.com, with more than 10,000 Amish people living in the state.

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