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Family taken to hospital after buggy struck

A Goshen family was taken to the hospital after their buggy was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon on SR 5.

According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, on January 4 around 3:40 p.m. Johnnie Wilson, 46, of Wolcottville was southbound on SR 5 near CR 50S when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a northbound buggy.

Freeman Lambright, 52, of Goshen was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital with facial injuries. Rosemary Lambright, no age given, of Goshen was transported to the hospital with neck injuries. Three unnamed juveniles in the buggy were also taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

During the investigation, Wilson reportedly told officers that he had consumed illegal substances and that he was in possession of marijuana.

Wilson was taken to Parkview LaGrange Hospital, where he consented to blood and urine tests, the report stated, which showed that he was under the influence of illegal substances.

Wilson was arrested and booked into the LaGrange County Jail for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and OWI.

The Shipshewana Police Dept., LaGrange Police Dept., Parkview LaGrange EMS, and Shipshewana Fire Dept. assisted at the scene.