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Man that Hit Amish Buggy in Taylor County Sentenced

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 -- 2:00 PM

(Mike Leischner, WSAU) The man who ran his vehicle into the back of an amish buggy while impaired was sentenced Monday in Taylor County.

Skyler Opelt will serve a total of seven years for killing a mother and injuring several of her children- including three years in prison and four years on probation. Opent was high on drugs when he ran his vehicle into the back of the buggy, officers say they found him unresponsive and had to revive him with Narcan.

Witnesses add when he came to, he refused to help the crash victims at the scene. In addition to the prison time Opelt must write a letter of apology to the victim and complete all counseling, pay court costs, and will lose his drivers license for one year.

He was given credit for some 260 days already served.

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