Charges against a driver who slammed into an Amish buggy on a county highway last week will be upgraded after the death of a woman who was riding in the buggy. Thirty-five-year-old Skyler M. Opelt of Medford is expected to face seven counts of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance causing injury, homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, and reckless injury. Nine of the 10 occupants of the buggy suffered injuries. The mother died Friday. Opelt is scheduled to appear in Taylor County Court December 7th for a hearing.

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