A Centre Hastings man is facing charges under the highway traffic act after a pickup truck hit an Amish buggy south of Madoc on Monday.
OPP say the buggy was travelling southbound on Slab Street near Douglas Road around 5:30 p.m., when the eastbound truck came around a corner and hit the buggy, causing it to flip and the two men on board to be thrown off.
Neither of the men on the buggy was hurt, but the horse pulling it got loose and was killed, after it ran away and was hit by an eastbound van on Crookston Road.
The 49-year-old pickup driver is charged with failing to share half the road and investigators say the crash happened despite the fact the buggy was equipped with a flashing amber light to make it more visible.
OPP say many members of the Amish community have added the flashing lights to their buggies to make driving safer for everyone.