ALEXANDRIA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A 1-year-old and 3-year-old child who died from a crash involving an Amish buggy in Jefferson County have been identified.
1-year-old male Ananias Slabaugh and 3-year-old male Andy Slabaugh were killed in the crash involving a GMC pickup truck and an Amish buggy on County Route 2 in the Town of Alexandria on Sept. 20.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash around 2:18 p.m. and found the six occupants of the buggy needed serious medical attention. A Sheriff’s Deputy provided life-saving care to the 1-year-old who was the most injured child. EMS personnel arrived shortly after, but the 1-year-old died from their injuries.
Other children in the buggy were taken to Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, and the 3-year-old child later died there.
The other people in the buggy were taken to River Hospital in Alexandria Bay and Upstate Hospital in Syracuse, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, the Sheriff’s office shared that the remaining Slabaugh family members were recently released from Upstate Medical Center and are presumably recovering from their injuries at home and grieving the loss of their two sons.
Early investigations show the driver of the GMC pickup truck was traveling in the same direction as the buggy and drove into the back of it. The driver of the GMC pickup truck was not injured.
There are no charges against the driver of the GMC pickup truck currently and the investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff’s Office says.