A Homerville man is dead, days after he was injured in a car-buggy crash in Ashland County.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports John Yoder, 50, died at Akron General Hospital last night from injuries suffered when the horse-drawn carriage he was driving was hit by a vehicle on Ashland County Road 500. The driver of the other vehicle, Douglas Church, 20, of Sullivan, was uninjured in the crash.
Charges have not been filed at this point against Church; troopers reported he was distracted when he hit Yoder's buggy and then failed to stop after the crash. Church's 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee was later recovered in Sullivan.
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(Ohio State Highway Patrol) Troopers from the Ashland Post of the Highway Patrol are investigating a hit-skip crash that has resulted in a fatality, on Ashland County Road 500 near township road 101.
John Yoder, 50, of Homerville died of his injuries last night suffered in the crash Monday evening. The driver of a vehicle traveling eastbound on CR 500 became distracted and drove into the rear of an Amish buggy. After the vehicle struck the buggy the vehicle continued eastbound on CR 500 failing to stop for the crash he had caused.
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.
Yoder, age 50, of Homerville, Ohio. Mr. Yoder was transported to Lodi Community Hospital and later taken by MedFlight to Akron General Hospital in critical condition. Mr. Yoder succumbed to his injuries on May 16, 2013 at 6:40 PM.
The driver of the Jeep Cherokee, Douglas B. Church, age 20, of Sullivan, Ohio was not injured in the crash.
Personnel from the West Salem Fire Department and Ashland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene for assistance. The Ashland Patrol Post is working with the Ashland County Prosecutor’s office reviewing the case. No charges have been filed at this time.