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Police Investigating Hit-and-run Crash Involving Amish Horse and Buggy Near Dover

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DOVER, Del.– Delaware State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that involved an Amish horse and buggy Wednesday evening northwest of Dover. 

According to police, the crash happenedat around 10 p.m. as a 44-year-old male in control of a horse-drawn buggy was stopped at the stop sign on Sharon Hill Road intersecting with West Denneys Road. Police said the horse may have become spooked and ran out into the eastbound travel lane of West Denneys Road. According to investigators, the horse and buggy was struck by an unknown make and model vehicle traveling eastbound. Police said the vehicle did not stop after hitting the horse and continued traveling eastbound. The 44-year-old Amish male was uninjured, but the horse sustained fatal wounds and died at the scene, according to police. 

Anyone with information about the incident or who can provide a vehicle description is asked to contact Cpl. C. Nicholson at (302) 378-5749. Information can also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”

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