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Mother, daughter killed in buggy crash identified

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By Bill Zlatos
Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, 2:33 p.m.

Authorities on Sunday identified victims of a fatal crash between an Amish buggy and a tractor-trailer in New Wilmington.

Dead are Mary Byler, 34, and her daughter, 11, according to the state police in Mercer County. The driver of the buggy, William Byler, 35, who is the husband of one victim and father of the younger one, was airlifted to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown.

The incident was reported at 4:23 p.m. Saturday, when the truck driven by Matthew Coulter, 36, of Pulaski struck the buggy from behind on Pulaski Mercer Road at Angel Road in Wilmington Township.

Bill Zlatos is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7828 or

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