One injured in Riceville buggy crash

One injured in Riceville buggy crash

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RICEVILLE – A Riceville man was injured when his horse-drawn buggy was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Friday.

Medics with Riceville Fire and Ambulance took Christian Bontreger, age unavailable, to Mayo Hospital following the collision at 450th and Walnut streets at about 6:12 p.m., according to the Iowa State Patrol.

The buggy was heading south on Walnut when it was struck from behind by a Jeep Cherokee, driven by 67-year-old Ronald Mayer of Riceville, according to state troopers. The impact sent both vehicles into a ditch.

Mayer was arrested for operating while intoxicated, according to the state patrol.

Mitchell County sheriff’s deputies assisted at the scene.

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