2 killed in LaGrange Co. car crash with horse and buggy

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LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) – A car hit a horse and buggy from behind in LaGrange County early Sunday morning, killing two women and injuring the driver of the buggy and the driver of the car.

Police say that alcohol was a factor in the crash, but no charges have been filed as of Sunday afternoon, according to a release issued by the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department. Results reportedly are still pending.

Jazieel Leon-Galvan, a 21-year-old driving a white Chevrolet Malibu, reportedly was traveling west on 800 South around 5:30 a.m. when he passed a Jeep. As he returned to the westbound lane, he reportedly hit the back of the open-top horse and buggy.

As a result of injuries suffered in the collision, 44-year-old Velda Miller of Ligonier and 15-year-old Melissa Jo Miller were pronounced dead at the scene.

Forty-six-year-old Ervin Miller, the driver of the buggy, was transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment of a neck injury. Leon-Galvan also was taken to the hospital to treat pain in his left abdomen.

Information on the condition of the horse was not immediately made available.

Police say the crash is still under investigation.