Police investigate horse and buggy crash in Ephrata

Police in Ephrata are investigating a horse and buggy involved crash that happened around 8 a.m. this morning on the 3000 block of Rothsville Road. A vehicle struck the rear of the buggy that was traveling on the shoulder of the roadway.

The buggy occupants, Christian Glick and his 15-year old son, sustained moderate injuries and were taken to Lancaster General Hospital. The driver of the car, 28-year old Kevin Benito of Manheim, was not injured in the crash.

Police say Benito was distracted by his cellphone, he was reaching for it at the time of the crash. He was cited for careless driving and expired registration.

The horse pulling the buggy was severely injured and died as a result of the crash.