AVON, Minn. — Two people riding in a horse-drawn buggy in Stearns County were killed when the buggy was struck from behind by a pickup truck.

The sheriff's office says the crash happened just after 11:15 a.m. Sunday on a county road north of Avon. The buggy was traveling along the shoulder of the road and was knocked into the ditch.

A 72-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman were killed. They were both from Avon. Their names weren't immediately released. The horse pulling the buggy also was killed.