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Driver who plowed into buggy indicted for aggravated vehicular homicide

| May 28, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (May 28, 2024) – The driver in the January 31st crash near Newcomerstown that killed a buggy driver is now facing formal charges.  

Benjamin P. Henry, 68, of Port Washington was indicted Thursday for aggravated vehicular homicide, OVI, and leaving the scene of an accident. 52-year-old Menno Troyer lost his life in the crash on state Route 258 that occurred when Henry’s vehicle went left of center and collided with the westbound buggy.

The New Philadelphia Highway Patrol Post handled the investigation and reported Haney’s blood alcohol level at almost three times the legal limit. Sgt. Kyle Shirer told WJER News that Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Deputies found Henry’s vehicle in a ditch nearby and took him into custody without incident.

Henry bailed out of jail in March after having the half-million dollar bond set during his initial appearance in Southern District Court reduced to a hundred thousand. He’s scheduled to be arraigned before Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge Elizabeth Thomakos on June 26th. 


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