Sugarcreek Case Study

399 Words2 Pages
WOOSTER — A Sugarcreek man who drove his buggy into oncoming traffic, causing the death of another driver, accepted his criminal responsibility when he appeared Wednesday in court. Robert S. Coblentz, 75, 2662 State Route 93, pleaded guilty in Holmes County Municipal Court to a single count of vehicular manslaughter. Joyce Morris, 74, Maple Street NW, Sugarcreek, died Jan. 20 from injuries sustained in the crash, which occurred at the intersection of state Route 39 and County Road 114 in Walnut Creek Township, according to the Wooster Post of the State Highway Patrol. In contemplating his plea, Coblentz, who appeared in a wheelchair, said, “The charge is correct. I know that. I was at fault. I know that.” He also added, “I apologize to the…show more content…
The driver of a car involved in a collision with a horse-drawn buggy last week has succumbed to her injuries. Joyce Morris, 74, Maple Street NW, Sugarcreek, died Saturday from injuries sustained in the Jan. 17 crash, which occurred at 11:10 a.m. at the intersection of state Route 39 and County Road 114 in Walnut Creek Township, according to the Wooster Post of the State Highway Patrol. According to the patrol, Morris, driving a 2011 Chrysler 200, was was northbound (within a mile-long north-south stretch) on state Route 39, when she crashed into a horse, pulling a buggy, which had been eastbound on County Road 114 and pulled into her path. Coblentz was the operator of that buggy, from which he and his wife, Effie, 67, were ejected. The horse died on contact. Morris, who was trapped inside the car, had to be extricated by mechanical means. She was flown via emergency helicopter from the scene to Summa Akron City Hospital, where she eventually

More about Sugarcreek Case Study

Open Document