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Child injured in Freeborn County UTV crash

A child was seriously injured in a UTV crash Monday evening in Freeborn County.

The crash happened at the intersection of County Rd 34 & County Rd 19 just after 5 p.m.

The victim was a 6-year-old Austin girl, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office.  The child was thrown from the vehicle when the driver made a sudden turn to avoid hitting a fence, a sheriff’s spokesperson confirmed.

The girl was treated at the scene, then airlifted to a Rochester facility.

The driver, a 10-year-old boy, sustained minor injuries.

Neither child was wearing a helmet or a seat belt, according to the sheriff’s office.

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