Drunk driver hits Amish buggy, flees the scene
The crash happened around 4:30 Friday evening in Kosciusko County
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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