CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Five people were injured when a Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office patrol car drove into an Amish buggy on Sunday, according to police.

The patrol car was traveling northwest on Stockton-Hartfield Road just after 9 p.m. Sunday when the accident occurred. The buggy was traveling in the same direction and was rear-ended.

The buggy was heavily damaged. The five people were treated and released from Jamestown UPMC for injuries and the horse pulling the buggy had to be euthanized due to injuries. The officer was not hurt.

The six people in the crash, including the five injured, have been identified as follows:

  • Deputy Dylan Pratt
  • Elizabeth Byler, 50
  • Levi Lee, 25
  • Katie Lee, 25
  • Amos Lee, 3
  • Sammy Lee, 1

Police say the buggy met all New York State requirements for a slow-moving vehicle being drawn by an animal.

The investigation in ongoing.

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