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GoFundMe to help family after violent horse-and-buggy crash in Yates County exceeds $30,000

The fundraiser for the family impacted by a crash involving a car and horse-and-buggy in Yates County has surpassed its goal.

On August 9th deputies reported that a man was driving his vehicle the same direction as a horse-and-buggy was traveling on East Sherman Road in the town of Jerusalem.

That’s when the two collided. The family of seven, who were inside the carriage, were violently thrown from it.


Matthew Sensenig and his wife Katrina sustained head injuries. Their 7-year-old son suffered multiple critical injuries, and their 7-month-old baby has internal injuries.

Neighbors who live near the family set up a GoFundMe to help cover medical bills.

That original goal of $25,000 has already been exceeded.


“We’re all in awe at this community – Rochester and the surrounding area – and it’s not just the money they’ve offered,” said Robert Ament, one of Sensenig’s neighbors, who spoke with 13WHAM. “I’ve been inundated with offers to help them with farming, to help them take care of their children, to drive them to Strong Hospital, to cook, to clean, anything that they need. So this is an outpouring of love beyond the money. It’s wanting to help this young family in their very, very difficult time.”

They said the fundraiser will remain active until one of the children, who still cannot walk, can do so.

Justin Niver, the driver of the vehicle that attempted to pass the buggy at the top of the hill where the crash took place, was cited.

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