Van rear-ends horse-drawn buggy in Polk County

Site of crash between Erskine and McIntosh, MN
Site of crash between Erskine and McIntosh, MN(Valley News Live)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 2:52 PM CDT
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POLK COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Several people were riding in a horse-drawn buggy in Polk County when they were rear-ended by a van in a construction zone.

The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened around 10:30 a.m. Thursday near Highway 2 and 240th Avenue SE, which is between Erskine and McIntosh, Minnesota. The crash report says the Ram Promaster Van, driven by 53-year-old James Simon, was heading east in the construction zone with it crashed into the back of the buggy driven by 18-year-old Amos Miller.

Six other people were in the buggy at the time of the crash, including a man and woman who are both 46-years-old and children ages 14, 13, 5 and 3. All seven are from Fosston, MN. Two of them are listed as having injuries, 46-year-old Dannin Miller and the 5-year-old passenger. Their injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.

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