Teen driver severely injured in Amish buggy vs. truck crash

Horse pulling Amish buggy dies in crash
Teen driver severely injured in Amish buggy vs. truck crash

On Friday at 7:54 a.m., the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a pickup truck vs. Amish buggy crash on College Farm Road.

The driver of the Amish buggy, Daniel K. Glick, 15, of Platteville, was taken by Med-Flight to a Madison hospital for severe injuries.

Police said a 2006 GMC Sierra pickup truck was westbound on College Farm Road when it collided with the rear of a horse-drawn buggy, which was also being driven west on College Farm Road.

The driver of the pickup truck, Jordan W. Prochnow, 21, of Cambria, informed deputies that he had taken his eyes off the road to use the windshield wiper fluid of his vehicle due to frost buildup.

When he returned his vision to the roadway, he saw the buggy and was unable to avoid the collision.

Glick was thrown from the buggy and was seriously injured. He was taken by Platteville emergency medical services to Southwest Health Center at Platteville and was later flown to a Madison hospital. Prochnow did not report any injuries.

The buggy was totally destroyed, and the pickup truck received heavy front-end damage as a result of the crash.

The horse sustained a leg fracture and had to be put down by a veterinarian who was called to the scene.

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