One flown from buggy crash


Accident took place just south of New Market

By Tim Colliver - tcolliver@aimmediamidwest.com



The wreckage of an Amish buggy rests on U.S. Route 62 in front of a CareFlight helicopter from Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital. The driver of the buggy was airlifted with serious injuries following the crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The wreckage of an Amish buggy rests on U.S. Route 62 in front of a CareFlight helicopter from Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital. The driver of the buggy was airlifted with serious injuries following the crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.


Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette

A man riding in a buggy sustained serious injuries and a horse had to be put down following a crash shortly after noon Tuesday on U.S. Route 62, just south of New Market.

Corey Gardner, 18, of West Union, was operating a 2006 Chevrolet Impala southbound on U.S. 62 at 12:07 p.m. near the Point Liberty Road intersection when his vehicle struck a horse-drawn buggy operated by Scott Richardson, 56, of Hillsboro, the Wilmington Ohio State Highway Patrol Post said.

A trooper at the scene said Gardner’s vehicle struck Richardson’s buggy from behind.

A helicopter landed on U.S. Route 62 at the site of the crash and flew Richardson to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with serious injuries, according to the state patrol.

The trooper on the scene said Gardner refused treatment.

The horse pulling the buggy was euthanized at the scene by a veterinarian due to injuries sustained in the crash, the state patrol said.

Emergency personnel from the Paint Creek Joint EMS/Fire District responded to the crash scene, which closed U.S. 62 to both northbound and southbound traffic for several hours.

The state patrol said the crash remains under investigation.

Reach Tim Colliver at 937-402-2571.

The wreckage of an Amish buggy rests on U.S. Route 62 in front of a CareFlight helicopter from Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital. The driver of the buggy was airlifted with serious injuries following the crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2021/02/web1_Chopper-and-buggy-3.jpgThe wreckage of an Amish buggy rests on U.S. Route 62 in front of a CareFlight helicopter from Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital. The driver of the buggy was airlifted with serious injuries following the crash, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said. Tim Colliver | The Times-Gazette
Accident took place just south of New Market

By Tim Colliver

tcolliver@aimmediamidwest.com