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Man injured, horse killed in crash on northern Minn. highway


WILTON, Minn.  -- A man was injured and a horse was killed in a Wednesday, Feb. 28, car crash in Wilton in northwest Minnesota.

According to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, a Ford Fusion traveling on U.S. Highway 2 at about 3:20 a.m. hit and killed the horse, which belonged to Gary Bryngelson, 82, of Wilton. The horse was on the roadway when it was struck. The Fusion’s driver, Jeremy Rauch, 46, of Guthrie, was taken by ambulance to the Sanford Bemidji  Emergency Room, where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Wilton is about 7 miles east of Bemidji on U.S. Highway 2.

The Bemidji Ambulance Service and the Minnesota Department of Transportation assisted the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.

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