12/21/2011 9:30 AM ET |
Filed under: Sad Sad
An Ohio man who was cleaning his muzzle-loading rifle shot the gun in the air, accidentally killing a 15-year-old Amish girl who was driving a horse-drawn buggy - over a mile away from him!
The bullet hit Rachel Yoder in the head when she was traveling to her home alone in Wayne County after attending a Christmas party.
A trail of blood was traced along the road for about three-eighths of a mile. Ugh! So terrible.
No charges have been filed as Holmes County Sheriff is calling it an "accidental shooting."
The girl is survived by her father, 10 brothers and sisters, 26 nieces and nephews and two grandparents.
So sad. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
[Image via WENN.]
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