Riders in Buggy Fatally Struck in Minnesota ID’D as Children
The deadly crash happened around 8:30 Monday morning on County Rd. 1 about five miles southeast of Stewartville. The initial report indicated two people had died and two others were transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with unknown injuries.
The Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon that 7-year-old Wilma Miller and 11-year-old Irma Miller were both fatally injured in the crash. 9-year-old Alan Miller and 13-year-old Rose Miller were identified as the individuals who were both transported to St. Mary’s Hospital.
The severity of their injuries are still unknown as of Tuesday afternoon. The young occupants who were in the two-wheel, horse-drawn buggy are siblings from rural Stewartville, authorities say.
The crash report indicates an SUV traveling south on the two-lane county highway collided with the buggy. The SUV driver has been identified as 35-year-old Sarah Peterson of Spring Valley.
She was not reported to be injured by the collision. Fillmore County Sheriff John DeGeorge says the State Patrol is assisting the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office with a reconstruction of the deadly crash and that the investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.
So far no arrests have been made.