A 12-year-old Mabel, Minn., boy was fatally injured when the buggy he was riding in was hit by a car at 7:03 p.m. on December 20, 2019. The crash took place at Highway 44 and 401st Avenue in Newburg Township, Fillmore County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, an Oldsmobile Alero and a horse-drawn buggy were both eastbound on Highway 44. The buggy was making a left turn when the buggy and the Alero collided.
Joseph Mast, 12, was killed in the crash. The driver of the buggy, his father, Menno Mast, 56, was taken to Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse, Wis., with non-life threatening injuries. Ezra Mast, 9, received non-life threatening injuries and was not transported for treatment. Three other passengers in the buggy were not injured.
The driver of the Oldsmobile Alero, Brian Martin Schwingle, 42, of Mabel, Minn., and passenger Xander Schwingle, 12, also of Mabel, were not injured.
Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.