COLBURN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old father and his 6-month-old child were killed when a pickup truck read-ended their horse-drawn buggy in western Wisconsin.
The Chippewa County sheriff’s office says it happened on Highway 64 in the town of Colburn shortly before 7 a.m. Saturday.READ MORE: What A North Minneapolis Elementary School Is Doing To Help Traumatized Students
All three members of the family were thrown from the buggy. The father and child died at the scene. The 21-year-old mother suffered extensive injuries and was flown to a regional hospital. Their names were not immediately released.READ MORE: 'This Cannot Continue': Minnesota Leaders React To Deadly Texas School Shooting
A statement from the sheriff’s office says alcohol is not believed to have been a factor, but the investigation is continuing. It says the pickup was driven by a 66-year-old man from the Cornell area.
The highway was closed for about three hours.MORE NEWS: 'They All Have A Different Story': Save The Boards Reminds Mpls. Of Impact Of George Floyd's Murder
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