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One man dead and child injured after accident involving horse-drawn buggy Saturday

Geauga County
Posted at 9:42 PM, Aug 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-07 09:14:11-04

PARKMAN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A horse-drawn buggy was hit by a car on Saturday night in Parkman Township that left one man dead and a child injured, according to Parkman Fire Chief Mike Komandt.

Officers responded to the westbound lanes on Route 422 around 5:45 p.m., where Stephen Hostetler, 33, was pronounced dead, Komandt said.

The 9-year-old boy was transported to Geauga University Hospitals and is in stable condition, Komandt said.

The operator of the car refused medical attention.

Parkman, Troy Township and Middlefield Township departments responded alongside Geauga County Sheriffs and Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The accident remains under investigation.

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