Victim dies in incident with horse-drawn wagon

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

MILLERSBURG A 71-year-old man died after he was run over by a wagon that was pulled by runaway horses.

It happened Monday morning at a farm near Millersburg.

According to The Goshen News, John Bontrager was on the wagon when something spooked the horses. He grabbed the reins to try to control them, but he ended up being dragged next to the wagon. He was eventually run over.

Bontrager was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He leaves behind a wife, 7 daughters, and dozens of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation is Tuesday at the family's home. The funeral is Thursday.

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