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January 12, 2013

Police Log: Jan. 12, 2013 — Personal-injury accident

HEUVELTON — A Heuvelton man was injured and his horse was killed when a car allegedly hit his buggy Thursday.

At about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Samuel D. Miller, 39, was driving the buggy westbound on State Route 184 in Heuvelton when a vehicle driven by Richard E. Smithers, 55, of Ogdensburg struck Miller’s buggy from behind, according to Canton-based State Police.

The buggy was damaged and a veterinarian had to euthanize the horse at the site of the accident because of the severity of its injuries, police said.

Miller was transported to Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center in Ogdensburg for back and shoulder pain, according to police.

Smithers was also taken to Claxton-Hepburn for evaluation only, police said.

Smithers was ticketed for following too closely, police said.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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