Tragic Accident Involving Horse and Buggy in St. Francois County

(Libertyville) A tragic accident involving a horse and buggy and a pickup truck in St. Francois County has claimed the life of a child and sent four others to the hospital with injuries.

Corporal Juston Wheetley with the Missouri State Highway Patrol has the details.

We asked Wheetley if the driver of the pickup had problems seeing the horse and buggy.

He wants to remind drivers that horse and buggies have as much right to the road as motor vehicles.

Wheetley says the accident reconstruction process could take weeks to months.

Names of those involved in the accident have not been released.

A prayer vigil for the family will take place at 5:30 this evening at Long Park in Farmington.