Sidney man found guilty in fatal Amish buggy crash in Shelby Co.

Steven Eugene Hunter (Shelby County Jail)

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Steven Eugene Hunter (Shelby County Jail)

A Sidney man who struck an Amish buggy from behind, killing a woman and injuring three other family members, has been found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide.

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The crash happened on State Route 47 at the Shelby-Logan County Line April 20.

On Friday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court, Steven Hunter, 43, entered a plea of no contest to the charge.

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Killed in that crash was Sarah Schwartz, 23. Her husband, Henry, son, Elmer, and daughter Ester were critically injured but survived. All four were ejected from the buggy.

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Shelby County Prosecutor Tim Sell said Hunter was drunk and high on marijuana when he drove his SUV into the buggy in April.

Hunter had no license after a previous DUI conviction. He fled the scene but was later caught about a mile away.

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