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Sauk County authorities searching for vehicle involved in hit-and-run on buggy

November 15, 2018

TOWN OF WASHINGTON – Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a vehicle believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run with an Amish buggy west of Baraboo Wednesday afternoon.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office reports that witness statements and vehicle debris collected at the scene suggest the vehicle involved was a black GMC sport utility vehicle – possibly a Tahoe or Yukon from 2007-2014.

According to a news release from Sheriff Chip Meister, the crash was reported at 4:17 p.m., Wednesday on State Highway 154 near Sugar Maple Road in the town of Washington.

“The initial investigation showed that the suspect vehicle traveled westbound on (State Highway) 154 through Hillpoint and continued westbound toward Richland County after the crash,” Meister said.

The suspect vehicle lost its passenger side mirror assembly at the scene and should have significant damage to the front passenger side quarter panel and fender, according to the release.

Authorities said the buggy’s occupants were not injured, but the buggy sustained major damage. Anyone with information about the crash or the vehicle that left the scene is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at (608) 355-4495 or Sauk County Crime Stoppers at 1-888-847-7285.

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