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3 die after big rig hits a mule-drawn carriage

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ALAPAHA, Ga. (AP) — A semitrailer truck plowed into a mule-drawn covered carriage that was returning from the annual town festival Saturday, killing three people and injuring three others.

The victims, who were all related, had left the Alapaha Station Celebration and were traveling on U.S. Hwy. 82 just outside town, about 180 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Both mules pulling the carriage were also dead — one was killed in the crash, the other was shot after being gravely injured.