1. Tragic

    5 Amish Farmers Killed in Car Crash

    Multiple casualties have a occurred in a van/farm equipment accident in the town of Benton, N.Y., Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Yates County Sheriff Ronald Spike says about 15 people were involved in the crash 43 miles southeast of Rochester. He says five people were pronounced dead at the scene and nine more were taken to hospitals. (AP Photo/Finger Lakes Times, Spencer Tulis)

    Spencer Tulis, Finger Lakes Times / AP Photo

    Five Amish farmers were killed in a car crash in upstate in New York Tuesday night, and a 42-year-old man was charged Wednesday with five counts of criminally negligent homicide for causing the accident. Law-enforcement officials said the man, Steven Eldridge, tried to pass a farm tractor on a curve in a no-passing zone and sideswiped a van carrying 13 Amish farmers, sending the van across the road where it collided with the tractor. Ten people were injured in the crash. While Amish typically use a horse and buggy to get around, they are allowed to ride inside a car if someone from outside the sect is driving.

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