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5-year-old dies after being hit by vehicle

LAKEFIELD -- A 5-year-old Worthington boy died Saturday after being hit by a motor vehicle.

According to a press release issued Monday by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred at 11:22 a.m. Saturday on Jackson County 4 at the south end of Loon Lake in Minneota Township.

Marjorie Svoboda, rural Jackson, was driving a 2011 Ford Explorer and struck Yomi Alexis Castillo of Worthington when he ran across the road directly in front of her. Castillo was transported by ambulance to Lakes Regional Healthcare, Spirit Lake, Iowa, where he was pronounced dead.

Svoboda was not injured, and the vehicle sustained minor damage.

Assisting at the scene were the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the Jackson County Sheriff's Office in the ongoing investigation.

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