1 dead, 2 injured after car hits Amish buggy in southern Minnesota

September 2, 2018 GMT

An Amish men was killed and two other Amish were injured after their buggy was hit by a motorist, who then fled the scene and was later caught in a southern Minnesota farm field, authorities said.

The crash happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday on County Road 21 in Amherst Township, north of Henrytown, according to the Fillmore County Sheriffs Office.

A 21-year-old man died at a hospital in La Crosse, and a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were injured, the Sheriffs Office said.

The conditions of the younger victims have not been released, nor have any the threes identities.

The driver, a 24-year-old man from Canton, Minn., abandoned his car on nearby County Road 16 and ran, but a law enforcement K-9 soon found him nearby in a hayfield next to a cornfield. He remains jailed, and felony charges are pending.

Paul Walsh 612-673-4482