Drunk driver hits Amish buggy, flees the scene

The crash happened around 4:30 Friday evening in Kosciusko County
Remains of the buggy police say Swihart crashed into.
Remains of the buggy police say Swihart crashed into.(WNDU)
Published: Dec. 4, 2021 at 5:35 AM EST
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Kosciusko County, Ind. (WNDU) - Police say a drunk driver hit an Amish buggy and fled the crash scene around 4:30 Friday evening.

It happened in the 9600 block of North State Road 19 north of Nappanee. The driver fled to Fulton County.

According to a press release, 30-year-old Kevin Alan Swihart of Akron, was caught after witnesses say he hit the buggy and sped away.

In the buggy was a young girl, whose identity has not been released, and 45-year-old Wayne Hochstetler of Milford.

Hochstetler was treated for injuries at the scene, but his young passenger was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital.

Deputies tell us she is in stable condition.

Swihart is now in the county jail, facing charges of leaving the scene of a crash, and drunk driving resulting in serious bodily injury.

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