HIGHLAND CO. — The Amish buggy driver who was struck by a car Tuesday afternoon has died, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
On Tuesday at approximately 12:07 p.m. the Wilmington Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a serious injury crash on U.S. 62 south of New Market.
The preliminary investigation showed Corey Gardner, 18, of West Union was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala southbound on US 62 in New Market Township.
Gardner struck a horse-drawn buggy from behind that was being operated by Scott Richardson, 56, of Hillsboro, the OSHP stated. Richardson was flown to Miami Valley Hospital with serious injuries; the horse was euthanized at the scene.
At approximately 7:47 p.m., Scott Richardson was pronounced dead by doctors at Miami Valley Hospital and the Montgomery County Coroner, the OSHP reported.
The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Highland County Sheriff’s Office and Paint Creek Fire and EMS.