In a tragic incident that has shaken the Tuscarawas County community, a horse-led buggy driver was killed in a hit-and-run accident involving a suspected impaired motorist. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has confirmed the details of the unfortunate event that occurred on state Route 258 near Horseshoe Bend Road.
Who was Menno Troyer?
Menno Troyer, aged 52 and a resident of Newcomerstown, led a quiet life in Ohio’s Amish Country. Known for his simplicity and adherence to traditional ways of life, Troyer was a familiar figure on the local roads with his horse-led buggy. His untimely death has left the community in shock and mourning.
What Happened to Menno Troyer?
On a fateful Wednesday evening, Menno Troyer was out on state Route 258 when disaster struck. A 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis, driven by a man identified as Benjamin Henry, veered off its path and hit Troyer’s westbound horse and buggy. The impact was severe, and Troyer was pronounced dead at the scene by the Tuscarawas County coroner.
What was the Cause of Menno Troyer Death: An Unfortunate Accident
The cause of Menno Troyer’s death was the result of a tragic accident involving an alleged impaired motorist. The Ohio State Highway Patrol reported that Benjamin Henry, the driver of the car, was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs at the time of the collision.
Dan HarrisonAn acquaintance of mine, Menno Troyer. was killed on 1/31/2024 by a drunk driver at 7:00pm. He will be missed. RIP Menno an prayers to his family. Dan Harrison
The Aftermath and Ongoing Investigation
Following the crash, Benjamin Henry allegedly fled the scene. He was later located by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office and is currently being held in the Tuscarawas County Jail. Facing two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and operating a motor vehicle under the influence, Henry is expected to make his initial court appearance soon.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash. Assisted by the Newcomerstown Fire Department, Tri-County Ambulance, and the sheriff’s office, they are working diligently to provide justice for Menno Troyer.
Menno Troyer Obituary
As we mourn the tragic loss of Menno Troyer, we remember a man who embodied the spirit of simplicity and tradition. His absence leaves a void in the community that will be hard to fill. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.