Patrol: Amish man killed in Tuscarawas County after impaired driver hits buggy, flees scene


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The New Philadelphia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a car and a horse and buggy.

The crash occurred Wednesday evening around 7 p.m. in Newcomerstown along State Route 258 SE near Horseshoe Bend East in Tuscarawas County.

According to troopers, a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, operated by Benjamin Henry, 68, of Port Washington, was traveling east on SR 258. Officials say Henry drove left of center, striking a horse and buggy traveling west on SR 258.

The buggy was being operated by 52-year-old Menno Troyer of Newcomerstown. Troyer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tuscarawas County Coroner.

Troopers say Henry fled the scene and was later located by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence and was booked into the Tuscarawas County Jail.

The crash remains under investigation.