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4 people injured in hit-skip crash involving horse-drawn buggy in Huron County

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Aug 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 07:39:31-04

HURON COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a hit-skip crash that injured four people traveling in a horse-drawn buggy on US 250 Sunday night, according to a release.

Troopers from the Norwalk Post of the OSHP responded at around 9:48 p.m. to US 250, just north of the Ashland County Line in Greenwich Township, located in Huron County.

A 58-year-old Vermilion man was traveling southbound on US 250 when his Toyota Camry struck the rear end of a horse-drawn buggy carrying four people.

All occupants were thrown from the buggy. After the crash, the Camry fled the scene, heading southbound on US 250. The driver and the vehicle of the Camry were located in Ashland County.

The driver of the buggy, identified as a 53-year-old Greenwich man, sustained minor injuries.

A 51-year-old female passenger and a 15-year-old girl were injured and transported to University Hospitals in Ashland. An 11-year-old boy, who was also injured, was treated at the scene. Troopers said the horse was injured.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending against the driver of the Camry.

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