A 17-year-old was arrested this week after hitting an Amish buggy in a car and fleeing the scene.
On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at approximately 2:14 p.m. the Logan County Sheriff’s Department responded to Chandlers Road in the area of Thornton Road in reference to a hit and run collision involving a horse and buggy driven by a member of the Amish community.
According to a police report, after arriving and through preliminary investigation, it was discovered that a northbound horse and buggy driven by 62-year-old Ella Miller of Auburn was struck in the back by a 2007 Hyundai Sonata, which was also travelling north on the road.
The Hyundai was driven by a 17-year-old juvenile. According to the report, evidence on the scene indicated that the Hyundai swerved to avoid hitting the buggy, but the right front of the car still made impact with the buggy’s left rear. The buggy was severely damaged and Miller was ejected, but uninjured.
After the accident, the car fled the scene, but was found a short time later with the assistance of witnesses and other community members.
The juvenile driver was arrested on multiple charges. Drug usage and excessive speed are suspected to be contributing factors in the collision. Christian Snyder, an 18-year-old from Franklin, was located as a passenger in the car and released to his family.