Lancaster County Man Charged With Homicide in Horse and Buggy Death

Phillip C. Sullivan, IIPhillip C. Sullivan, II of Lititz, Lancaster County (Submitted Image)

EAST EARL TWP, PA — A Lancaster County man is facing multiple charges after striking and killing the driver of a horse and buggy earlier this month.

The East Earl Township Police Department announced they have charged Phillip C. Sullivan, II, 18 years of age, of Lititz with Homicide by Vehicle, Homicide by Vehicle While DUI, Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substance (General Impairment), and three summary offenses.

Authorities allege that on July 5, 2021, at around 2:45 AM, Sullivan was under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs when he struck a horse and cart in the 5700 block of Division Highway with his vehicle. Sullivan fled the scene of the crash. Sullivan was located approximately 45 minutes later and found to be driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance. The driver of the cart, Andrew J. Stoltzfus of Honey Brook, died on July 7, 2021, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

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On July 20, 2021, after an investigation, a warrant for Sullivan’s arrest was issued by MDJ Jonathan Heisse. Police say the investigation continues with additional charges possible.

Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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