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.

Click for a full obituary.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 259919301 - wndu.com/a?a=259919301
Gray Television, Inc.