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St. Mary's County Sheriff looking for driver in deadly hit and run crash with horse and buggy

Ryan Nicholas Cherrico
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Posted at 10:23 AM, Oct 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-01 10:01:13-04

LOVEVILLE, Md. — The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office needs help finding the driver in a deadly hit and run crash with a horse and buggy.

It happened Wednesday around 7:30am at the intersection of Point Lookout Road and Loveville Road.

Deputies arrived to find a collision between a Chevy pickup and horse drawn buggy.

The impact killed 65-year-old Henry Brubacher Stauffer, who had been thrown from the buggy.

Before police got on scene, the Chevy driver had already fled. Police say his name is 31-year-old Ryan Nicholas Cherrico, of Mechanicsville.

Investigators believe he was drunk and crossed into oncoming traffic, causing the crash.

Anyone with information on Cherrico's whereabouts should call the Sheriff's Office at 301-475-8008.