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16-year-old boy dies in Amish buggy crash in Ashtabula County

It happened Saturday afternoon when authorities say a Dodge Grand Caravan struck the buggy from behind.
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ASHTABULA COUNTY, Ohio — Authorities are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was killed in an Ashtabula County crash Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 6:36 p.m. on U.S. 322 just east of Cox Road in Windsor Township.

Troopers with the Ashtabula Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol say preliminary investigation shows that a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan struck an Amish buggy in the rear while traveling eastbound on U.S. 322.

Norman Detweiler, a 16-year-old Middlefield boy who was riding in the buggy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, a 53-year-old man from Newbury, was taken to the hospital with injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening. Authorities say he was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash.

“At this time it does not appear that alcohol and/or drugs were involved,” authorities said in a press release. “This crash remains under investigation.”

No additional details were immediately available.

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