Outside a farmhouse on Route Y [Tuesday] afternoon, a 22-year-old man with a traditional beard, a straw hat and overalls greeted a reporter with a somber smile. Asking that his name not be used, he said he heard about Borntrager's accident at 1 p.m. when an MFA grain salesman -- one of the "English" -- came by his house saying he'd just seen a wreck involving a buggy on the highway.You really should read the whole story here, part of which involves the reporter talking to the Amish about texting-while-driving. Also, Daily RFT wonders: do people in the Amish community refer to all of us on the outside of it as "the English"?
"It's just like losing one of the family," the young man said of the death.
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