An Amish man was killed and two other Amish were injured after their buggy was hit by a motorist, who then fled the scene and was later caught in a southern Minnesota farm field, authorities said.
The crash happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday on County Road 21 in Amherst Township, north of Henrytown, according to the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office.
A 21-year-old man died at a hospital in La Crosse, and a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were injured, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Their names or conditions have not been released.
The driver, a 24-year-old man from Canton, Minn., abandoned his car on nearby County Road 16 and ran, but a law enforcement K-9 soon found him nearby in a hayfield next to a cornfield. He remained jailed, and felony charges were pending.
Court records show the man has convictions in Minnesota that include three for speeding and another for being a minor in possession of alcohol.