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Three hurt when car hits Amish buggy in Otter Tail County

Three people were hurt Friday afternoon, including a mother and baby, when a car struck an Amish buggy  on Highway 29 in Otter Tail County.

According to the State Patrol, a 2013 Ford Edge, driven by Ruth A. Ramsay, 58, of Perham, was eastbound on Highway 29 south in Bluffton.

A horse-drawn Amish buggy, driven by Ruth S. Gingerich, 24, was also eastbound on Highway 29. With her was a baby, Mattie A. Gingerich.

The Ford went into the westbound lanes to pass the buggy, but was forced back into the eastbound lanes, striking the horse.

The horse and buggy went off the roadway and they both rolled into the ditch.

The horse was severely injured and had to be put down at the scene.

The woman and infant in the buggy were both ejected; however the infant was secured in a child safety seat, which may have prevented more serious injuries.

Both parties from the buggy, and the driver of the car were transported to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena for treatment.

The crash occurred about 5 p.m. on dry two-lane pavement at 320th Street. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.