Minnesota

Man killed, 2 injured in Amish buggy crash

LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man has died following a hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and an Amish buggy in southeast Minnesota.

KSTP-TV reports the crash happened Friday afternoon near Lanesboro. Authorities say the man, whose name has not been released, was hospitalized following the crash and later died. Two male teenagers were injured in the crash.

Authorities say 24-year-old Connor Keene of Canton left the scene after hitting the buggy, and his vehicle was found hidden in a hayfield west of the crash scene.

Keene was found nearby, after a K-9 search. He is being held at the Fillmore County Jail on a charge of criminal vehicular operation of a motor vehicle.

8 rescuers honored for saving boys from Mississippi River

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Eight workers have been honored for saving the lives of two young cousins who fell into the Mississippi River in St. Paul and were swept downstream by the rough current.

The U.S. Coast Guard awarded certificates of merit to four Union Pacific Railroad ironworkers and four Upper River Services employees during a recent ceremony, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. The St. Paul Fire Department and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also commended the eight workers who rescued 10-year-old Sammy Solomon and 14-year-old Kirdus Zelalem from the rain-swollen river on June 21.

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Matt MacKillop said their heroic actions were remarkable given the high waters and hazardous conditions. Heavy upriver rains caused the river to swell close to flood levels.

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