Driver Identified In Fairfield County Amish Horse & Buggy Crash

Driver Identified In Fairfield County Amish Horse & Buggy Crash (Image 1)

Deputies have arrested the driver accused of causing a crash involving an Amish horse and buggy in Fairfield County last month.

According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred on Aug. 27 and involved an Amish horse and buggy, and vehicle.

Investigators said they determined that the driver of the vehicle caused the crash that caused all passengers of the buggy to be ejected. The driver then fled the scene.

The owner and vehicle were located in Lancaster Thursday. Investigators said the vehicle matched the description of the suspect vehicle, and had damage consistent with the crash.

The owner of the vehicle allegedly admitted to being a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Deputies determined that 19-year-old Jacob P. Hammond was located in New Lexington Thursday. He was interviewed and allegedly confessed to driving at the time of the crash without a valid driver’s license.

The suspect also allegedly admitted that he was high at the time. He was arrested and transported to the Fairfield County jail on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, driving without a license, reckless operation, and assured clear distance ahead.

Hammond is in jail awaiting arraignment in Fairfield County Municipal Court.

The owner of the vehicle, 24-year-od Erica A. Lancour, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Franklin County on a probation violation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 740-652-7900.

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