Two people were injured in a hit-and-run accident involving a horse and buggy and an automobile Tuesday afternoon, June 20th.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 4:03 about a collision on State Road 331 near 3B Road.  The caller said a vehicle collided with the horse and buggy and left the scene and the two occupants of the buggy were injured.    

Marshall County Police, Bremen Police, Bremen Fire, and Bremen EMS responded to the scene. The two occupants of the buggy, John E. Schwartz and Ester Schwartz, were transported by EMS for evaluation and treatment.

Based upon the scene and witness statements, a tan-in-color SUV was traveling southbound on S.R. 331 and collided with the rear of the southbound horse and buggy on S.R. 331.  The SUV then fled the scene and failed to stop for the accident.

The SUV is believed to be a 2006-2011 tan-in-color Buick Rainier. The vehicle would have damage to the front passenger side, particularly the front passenger headlight area.

If readers have any information related to this vehicle or its driver they are asked to contact the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.

Readers are reminded that charging information supported by an affidavit of probable cause is merely an allegation that a crime has been committed and that there is only probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. They are presumed innocent throughout the proceedings and are entitled to be represented by counsel and entitled to a trial jury at which the State is obligated to provide proof beyond a reasonable doubt before a judgment of guilt may be made.