Driver Facing Charges After Slamming Into Amish Buggy in Warsaw

Updated: Police in Kosciusko County are looking for a man whom they say drove his car into an Amish buggy over the weekend on Warsaw’s North Side.  They say Francisco Gonzalez drove through the Walmart lot and passed the buggy.  He then turned around, floored it and slammed into the carriage.  The horse was killed instantly.  Two Amish boys were thrown from the buggy and were treated for minor injuries.  Gonzalez, was taken to the hospital and released before he could be arrested.  Police are looking for him now.  He faces charges of failure to stop after a vehicle accident and O-W-I.

Criminal charges are expected to be filed against the driver after the intentional hit-and-run of a horse used to pull an Amish buggy.

This happened in Warsaw, Saturday night, near Walmart and Wings Etc. near U-S 30. 

Store surveillance video shows the driver of a white Grand Am passing the buggy, then turning around in the parking and driving straight into the horse at a high rate of speed. The animal was killed on impact. Luckily, the people in the wagon were not injured. 

The driver sped off, but police found him within a short time. 

According to Kosiusko’s online newspaper,, the driver did suffer some injuries and is currently in a Fort Wayne hospital. 

Witnesses said at the scene some sort of incident between the suspect driver and one of the Amish men fueled the violence.