Highway patrol looking for hit-and-run driver involved in crash with Amish buggy

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WAYNE COUNTY, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who crashed into an Amish buggy, then took off.

The crash happened Wednesday evening at just before 8 p.m. on State Route 539, north of Huff Road in Congress Township, Wayne County.

The highway patrol says a horse-drawn buggy carrying five people was southbound on State Route 539.  A car, which was also southbound, struck the rear of the buggy. The buggy was forced off the road and struck a ditch.

The car took off following the collision.

Five people including a child were injured and taken to the hospital.  The child’s injuries are said to be serious. The other injuries were non-life-threatening, according to the highway patrol.

Parts from the car were recovered at the scene. Through investigation of those parts, authorities determined they are looking for a champagne-colored 2001 Honda Accord, with heavy damage to the front and right side.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 330-264-0575.

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