Pickup driver charged in fatal buggy crash in NW MN

Pickup driver charged in fatal buggy crash in NW MN Click to Enlarge

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.


AP

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