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Police: Parents killed in buggy crash, 8 kids hurt

The eight children, aged 9 months to 16 years, were taken to hospitals for treatment and two have been released.
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Ronks, PA / USA - June 9, 2019: An Amish horse-drawn buggy moves slowly on a rural roadway in Lancaster County.

FARMVILLE, Va. — Virginia State Police say a Cumberland County man has died, a day after his wife was killed and their eight children were injured when their Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended. 

Police say the buggy was traveling south on Cumberland Road in the Farmville area Sunday night with 10 family members on board when it was hit by a southbound Toyota Tundra. 

Police say Barbie Esh died at the scene and her husband, John Esh, died Monday.

Their eight children, aged 9 months to 16 years, were taken to hospitals for treatment and two have been released.

The driver of the truck, a 60-year-old Farmville man, wasn’t injured. Police have said charges are pending.