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Amish man dies after his buggy is rear-ended by an SUV

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Troopers say a 50-year-old Amish man from Homerville has died after his buggy was rear-ended by an SUV.

The accident happened on May 13 around 7:20 pm on CR 500 near TR 101 in Jackson Township, Ashland County. The driver of the buggy, John Yoder, died from his injuries on May 16.

Troopers say Douglas Church, 20, traveling eastbound on CR 500 in a Jeep Cherokee, became distracted and drove into the rear of the buggy. After the crash, Church failed to stop.

Utilizing the media to broadcast information on the hit-skip vehicle, a short time later a call was received at the Ashland Patrol Post advising the location of the vehicle in involved.  Officers responded to a residence in Sullivan, Ohio and located the 2002 silver Jeep Grand Cherokee. 

The Ashland Patrol Post is working with the Ashland County Prosecutor's office reviewing the case.

No charges have been filed at this time.

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