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A man from rural Platteville is dead after

the buggy he was operating was hit from behind

by a truck, late Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened in the Town of 

Elk Grove, south of Belmont. Lafayette County

authorities say 20-year-old Levi Kinsinger died

this morning (Thursday morning) at a hospital

in Madison, from the injuries he sustained in

the crash. He was initially taken to

Southwest Health Center in Platteville by the

Belmont Ambulance, but was later transferred

to the hospital in Madison. Lafayette County

authorities say Kinsinger was operating

his horse and buggy and was going west on

Highway-81. That’s when a Chevy truck being

driven 29-year-old Eugene Jenson of Darlington

came up from behind and hit the buggy.

Kinsinger was thrown from the buggy.

Jenson is uninjured. Both the truck and the

buggy have extensive damage. The horse that

was pulling the buggy was severely injured, and

had to be euthanized by a veterinarian.

Lafayette County authorities say the lights on the

buggy were operating at the time of the crash.

The investigation into the incident continues,

and the matter will be referred to the Lafayette

County District Attorney’s Office for review and

possible charging decisions.