Amish Woman Injured in Eastern Neb. Buggy Crash Recovering


An Amish woman who was injured when a car crashed into the horse-drawn buggy she was riding in with her brother remains in critical condition, but a friend says her condition is improving.

As of Sunday afternoon, 20-year-old Fannie Yoder was still at a Lincoln hospital in critical condition, according to a nursing supervisor.

But Kathy Monarrez, a friend of Yoder's who has driven family members to the hospital for visits, says Fannie Yoder has shown substantial improvement since she was admitted to the hospital after the July 21 crash.

Yoder's 17-year-old brother, Reuben Yoder, was killed when the 1992 Cadillac Deville driven by 56-year-old Vivian Cockrell, of Pawnee City, hit the back of the horse-drawn buggy. Cockrell was treated for minor injuries following the crash.