Mules killed when covered wagon hit by car

December 15, 2010 11:27:52 AM PST
A man's self-proclaimed "journey by faith" through Texas and beyond has been delayed after his covered wagon was hit by a vehicle and two of his mules were killed. Gregory Kuehmichel of Mineral Wells was bound for Tyler when the accident happened between Pittsburg and Gilmer, killing his mules named "Courageous" and "Constance."

The Longvew News-Journal reported Wednesday that Kuehmichel was traveling along U.S. 271. The Department of Public Safety says half of the wagon was on the highway when the accident happened Saturday morning. The car driver was treated and released from a hospital.

Kuehmichel was not hurt, but his covered wagon was destroyed.

He's vowed to continue his journey, which in 2008 included a trip to Wisconsin, if he can get a new wagon and more mules.