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RICHLAND — State police in Pulaski are investigating a fatal crash involving a vehicle and an Amish buggy that occurred Sunday on County Route 41 in the town of Richland.

A 2017 Dodge Ram pickup truck, operated by John W. Leathley, 31, of Chittenango, was traveling southbound on County Route 41 when he struck an Amish buggy from the rear, according to state police. The impact of the crash caused two occupants to be ejected.

Susan Swartzentruber, 22, of Pulaski, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Enos P. Hershberger, 21, was taken to Upstate Medical University in Syracuse with non-life-threatening injuries.

Leathley was not injured in the crash. A DRE evaluation was performed on Leathley and was negative for impairment. No criminal charges are expected at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

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