Car Drives Off After Striking, Killing Horse Hauling Buggy Along Delaware Road

A driver fled after striking and killing a horse hauling an Amish buggy along a rural Delaware road.

The car crashed into the horse drawn buggy around 10 p.m. Wednesday at Sharon Hill and West Denneys roads in Dover, said Delaware State Police.

The horse possibly became spooked as it stepped out into West Denneys Road, said investigators. At the same time, the car came and slammed into the horse.

After the crash, the driver kept going leaving the horse dead, said police. The 44-year-old man in the buggy wasn’t hurt.

Investigators didn’t have a description of the hit-and-run vehicle. They asked anyone with information to contact Corporal C. Nicholson at 302-378-5749 or by contacting Delaware Crime Stoppers.

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