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Woman charged for fatal buggy crash

Henderson Twp, Huntingdon County, Pa. - A Huntingdon woman is facing homicide by motor vehicle charges for a fatal crash that occurred along William Penn Highway in Henderson Township. 

19 year-old Madison Thompson is accused of rear ending a horse drawn buggy, claiming the life of Reuben Yoder of Allensville and injuring two others on August 19th. 

Police say Thompson after the first crash, Thompson crossed the center line, hitting another car before crashing into a Kwik Fill gas station. 

District Attorney David Smith say Thompson's  blood alcohol concentration was 9 times the legal limit for people under the age of 21.

Smith credits the Pennsylvania State Police for their thorough investigation which included mapping and reconstruction of the accident scene. 

Thompson is being held at the Centre County Correctional Facility. She's facing several other charges including driving under the influence, aggravated assault and involuntary manslaughter. 

Her preliminary hearing will be held on December 6th. 
 


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