No charges in Mich. buggy crash that left three Amish kids dead

No charges in Mich. buggy crash that left three Amish kids dead

An elderly man accused of plowing his SUV into a horse-drawn buggy that killed three Amish kids in Michigan last year will not be charged, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Ronald Ramsey, 84, will not be going to jail because of his age, the circumstances surrounding the pandemic and the fact that he doesn’t have a criminal record, Eaton County prosecutors said.

Ramsey told the Associated Press he “can’t help but relive” the day he rammed his Chevy Equinox into the back of the buggy.

Prosecutors say he had been driving 60 mph in a 55 mph zone.

“I relive that every day, especially with three little ones gone,” Ramsey said.

In September 2019 the siblings, ages 8, 10 and 13, were on their way home from school when the crash happened on a road near Charlotte. They died at the scene.

Their 6-year-old brother was injured but managed to escape the wreckage to safety.

Ramsey was facing three misdemeanor driving charges and each carried up to a year in jail. He says he no longer drives.

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