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Minnesota boys struck while riding bike were best friends

One boy died at the scene and the other suffered major injuries.
Blake Nohre, Nick Lambertson

Blake Nohre (left), Nick Lambertson (right)

Two 14-year-old boys struck by a motorist in west-central Minnesota have been identified. 

According to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Blake L. Nohre, of Miltona, and Nick Lambertson, of Alexandria, were biking with a third 14-year-old boy on County Road 9 south of Carlos when the driver of a southbound Lincoln Navigator hit Nohre and Lambertson just before 10 p.m. Tuesday. 

Nohre died at the scene. Lambertson suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis where he is undergoing surgeries and in the ICU. The third boy was not hit. 

"Blake would be entering the ninth-grade, excited to be starting his first year in high school. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing but most of all...family time," a GoFundMe for Nohre's family said

Lambertson's older brother, Zack, launched a separate GoFundMe and recalled arriving at the crash scene "to find him and his friend laying in the ditch." 

"He lost one of his best friends and Nick is in very bad condition and may not walk again," Zack Lambertson wrote. "He’s a very happy kid, he enjoys riding snowmobile out west and riding dirt bike with his family."

Lambertson's father, Jeff, also initiated a GoFundMe in which he said the boys were biking on the shoulder of the road when they were hit. 

"Nick Lambertson has along road to recovery and I need to be here for him. Don't know what to do," his father wrote. "Please for the love of God, any help would be appreciated."

The driver of the SUV, a 24-year-old Parkers Prairie man, stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities, according to the sheriff's office. 

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