Pickup driver charged in fatal buggy crash in NW MN
Pat Sweeney | Sep 25, 2017 AT 4:48 pm
Prosecutors have charged a pickup driver for rear-ending an Amish buggy and killing a rider in northwestern Minnesota.
Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Baumann of Bemidji is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the Saturday-night crash in Clearwater County.
Baumann is suspected of driving drunk when his Ford F-350 pickup struck the horse-drawn buggy from behind on Highway 92.
The State Patrol says 23-year-old Elsie Yoder of Clearbrook was taken to a Fargo hospital and later died.
Her brother, 27-year-old Mervin Yoder, who was driving the buggy, was taken to a Bagley hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers found the pickup driver a half-mile north of the crash. The complaint says Baumann had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.
The Amish family's horse had to be euthanized.