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Boy, 12, dies after car hits horse and buggy

The incident happened on Friday evening.

A 12-year-old boy has died after a horse and buggy was struck by a car in southeastern Minnesota.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Friday on Hwy. 44 near Prosper, Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

On Monday, the State Patrol confirmed that the 12-year-old boy injured in the crash, identified as Joe Mast, has passed away.

There were six people on the horse and buggy, all of them family members, when it was struck by an Oldsmobile Alero around 7:14 p.m. Friday on Hwy. 44 in Fillmore County.

The driver of the buggy, 56-year-old Menno Mast, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, while Joe Mast suffered critical injuries that would later prove fatal.

There were three other children on the buggy, with ages ranging from 8-12, none of whom were injured.

The State Patrol says that there was no alcohol involved in the incident.

The driver of the Oldsmobile was a 42-year-old man who was unhurt. A 12-year-old passenger in his car was also unhurt.

The State Patrol says the buggy was eastbound on Hwy. 44, with the collision happening as the buggy was making a left turn.

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