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UPDATE:17-year-old has died after buggy crash in Barron Co.

A 20-year-old woman sustained “significant” but not life-threatening injuries after being...
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Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 12:45 PM CST
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BARRON COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said the 17-year-old injured after a truck hit a horse and buggy last week has died.

A funeral will take place this weekend. The Sheriff’s Department said there will be a larger than normal presence of horse and buggies north of the intersection of Highway V and M near Rice Lake. They are asking the public to be aware and pay attention.

This case is still under investigation.

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A 17-year-old has been flown to an area hospital in serious condition after a truck hit a horse and buggy in Barron County on Thursday.

Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says they received a 9-1-1 call of the accident on Highway M near 30th Avenue at 6:44 p.m.

The initial investigation shows a horse and buggy was heading north on Highway M when it was struck by a truck that was going the same direction. The buggy was reported to have operating rear lights.

Officials say the driver of the truck was treated and released at the scene. But a 17-year-old in the buggy was flown to a hospital and a 16-year-old occupant had minor injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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