Driver turns himself in after fleeing scene of Amish buggy crash

Right now Sauk County deputies are in the process of interviewing a man who they say turned himself in for hitting an Amish buggy and leaving the scene.

According to the Sauk County Sheriff's Office, an SUV hit the Amish buggy on Hwy. 58 last night in the town of Ironton, near Cazenovia.

Sheriff Chip Meister says the man called to turn himself in."He admitted that he had been drinking prior to the accident. He also admitted that the sun was in his eyes and that he was scared." "That's why he left the scene because he does not have automobile insurance."Deputies are working on completing the investigation. The driver is facing 5 counts of hit and run and causing injury.


TOWN OF IRONTON (WKOW) -- The Sauk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help after an SUV hit an Amish buggy on the highway and drove off.

According to sheriff's officials, the hit-and-run happened shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday on State Trunk Highway 58 near Quaker Valley Drive in the Town of Ironton.

Authorities say a blue 1999 GMC Yukon hit the rear of the buggy which caused people to fall out. They say three children had minor injuries and two adults were also hurt. The horse pulling the buggy died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Deputies found the SUV in rural Cazenovia in neighboring Richland County, but have not yet found the driver.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-TIP-SAUK (1-888-847-7285)

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