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Horse has to be put-down after driver hits buggy, speeds off in Amish Country

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward, at this time.
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BERLIN, Ohio — A horse had to be put down on Saturday after a car hit a horse-drawn buggy in Holmes County on Saturday morning. 

According to Ohio State Highway Patrol, a gray Subaru Impreza struck the horse and buggy from behind on Somerset Drive (Township Road 359), and then continued driving onto US Route 62 in Berlin. 

The driver of the buggy was not hurt, but officials say that the horse had to be put down at the scene.  

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Officials believe that the Subaru will have some damage to the right front bumper and panel. 

Ohio Highway Patrol says there is a video of the Subaru fleeing the scene, but they have yet to identify the vehicle or its driver. A small silver sport-utility car was also seemingly following the Subaru after the accident.  

If anyone has any information to assist in this investigation please contact the Wooster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 330-264-0575. You can ask for Lieutenant Norman or Trooper James Donohue.


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