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Woman and horse killed after being hit by pick-up truck

The Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office said the woman and her horse were struck while walking along Thompson Road near Brainerd on June 13.
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BRAINERD, Minn. — Officials with the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office are investigating a crash that killed a woman and her horse as they were walking along a rural road near Brainerd.

According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded to a crash on the 13000 block of Thompson Road just before 7 p.m. on Monday, June 13.

A pick-up truck hit a horse and the woman that was walking it on the shoulder of the road, police said. Both the horse and the woman, identified as a 33-year-old Katie Marie Yaunick, died at the scene. Police said Yaunick lived on Thompson Road near the scene of the accident.

Police identified the driver as a 44-year-old man from Brainerd, who was driving home at the time of the crash. The driver wasn't hurt, and police haven't released any information about whether or not charges will be filed.

Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office with the investigation.

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