Police arrest driver after hit-and-run crash involving horse-drawn carriage in Madison County

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Jason E. Moore

Jason E. Moore

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. – Police in Madison County arrested a man accused of crashing into a horse-drawn carriage and leaving the scene.

Jason E. Moore, 37, faces a preliminary charge of leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. Police said his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado slammed into the back of the carriage, which was going southbound in the 2200 block of County Road 300 East Wednesday night when the pickup truck hit it.

The carriage was destroyed; 65-year-old Stacy Scott and an 18-year-old girl were thrown from the buggy. One of the two horses pulling the carriage had to be put down at the scene.

Scott, the principal at Liberty Christian High School, suffered a concussion and may have torn the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. He also suffered a large cut on his right knee. The 18-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Moore had been named as a person of interest after the crash. Police said parts left in the wake of the wreck matched those of a 2006 Chevy Silverado, allowing them to identify the type of vehicle that struck the carriage.

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