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SE Minnesota man charged in fatal hit-and-run buggy crash

September 5, 2018

This photo provided by the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office in Preston, Minn., shows Connor Keene, of Canton, Minn., who was charged Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, with criminal vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run crash on Friday, Aug. 31 with an Amish buggy in southeastern Minnesota that killed one man and injured two others. (Fillmore County Sheriff's Office via AP)

LANESBORO, Minn. (AP) — A 24-year-old man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide in a hit-and-run crash with an Amish buggy in southeastern Minnesota that killed one man and injured two others.

Connor Keene of Canton was charged Tuesday with four felony counts, including causing a traffic death while under the influence of alcohol and leaving the scene of a fatal crash.

Authorities identified the man who died as 21-year-old William Stutzman, of rural Harmony. Two of Stutzman’s brothers, ages 17 and 19, were hurt when the driver hit the buggy on a road in Fillmore County Friday.

Authorities say Keene abandoned his car and was found in a nearby hayfield. According to the complaint, a breath sample indicated Keene’s blood-alcohol content was 0.184 percent, more than twice Minnesota’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

Keene’s attorney, Zach Bauer, declined comment.

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