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Car struck horse and buggy in hit-and-run

State police have provided more information related to a hit-and-run incident last week in Branch County’s California Township.

Trooper Kevin Paison said the incident occurred at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Hamman Road near State Line Road.

Investigators said a black passenger car traveling north on Hamman Road crossed the center line and struck a southbound buggy head-on.

Paison said the buggy was carrying two 28-year-old adults, and children whose ages were 1 month, and 2-, 3-, 4-, 6- and 7-years of age. The Amish family resides in the area of Montgomery, Ind.

He added that the horse survived but became detached from the buggy as a result of the collision. It was found later by authorities in Fremont, Ind.

The driver of the car did not stop and continued north on Hamman Road. The vehicle is believed to have sustained front-end damage that would include a missing headlight, side mirror and damage to the front driver-side tire.

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