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1 dead, 8 others injured in central Wisconsin vehicle, buggy crash

Authorities say the victims were largely children. The mother, who was severely injured in the Nov. 24 crash, died Friday.
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LITTLE BLACK, Wis. — One person has died after a vehicle collided with an Amish buggy in central Wisconsin on Nov. 24, according to the Taylor County Sheriff's Office. 

In an update on Saturday the sheriff's office said in a press release that of the nine people who were injured, most were children. The release said that the mother died from her injuries on Friday.

The initial investigation shows the buggy with 10 people aboard was traveling north on County Highway E when a vehicle also traveling northbound approached the buggy from behind and struck it at "highway speeds."

The vehicle was being driven by a 35-year-old Medford man, who authorities believe was under the influence of a controlled substance.

He was subsequently taken to the Taylor County Jail. As of Saturday, charges have not yet been formally filed against him.

The investigation remains active.