Drunk driver killed Amish man in horse and buggy in Pennsylvania, police say

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Jul. 22 2021, Published 8:54 a.m. ET

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A man in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has been charged after he allegedly drunkenly hit and killed an Amish man in a horse and buggy.

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Around 2:45 a.m. July 5, police say Phillip C. Sullivan II, 18, was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol when he struck a horse and cart with his vehicle.

The Amish driver of the cart, Andrew J. Stoltzfus, 18, died on July 7 as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to East Earl Township police.

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The horse also died, according to Penn Live.

Sullivan fled the scene of the crash, and was found about 45 minutes later, according to police.

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Sullivan has been charged with homicide by vehicle, homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, accidents involving death or personal injury, driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance and three additional summary violations.

No date has been set for a preliminary hearing.

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