4-year-old dies in Buffalo accident

At approximately 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, deputies were dispatched to a motor vehicle crash with injuries near 1851 50th St NE in Buffalo Township.

The driver of a 2018 Dodge Ram pickup was identified as Cody Ruby, 27, of Buffalo. He was towing an enclosed utility trailer when he pulled out of his driveway onto 50th Street.

According to the sheriff’s department, Ruby’s 4-year old daughter appears to have been on the tongue of the trailer as he drove away from the home eastbound on 50th Street. Ruby drove the truck and trailer approximately .3  mile eastbound on 50th Street where it appears the child fell off the tongue of the trailer and was run over by the trailer, the department said.

The victim was transported to Buffalo Hospital by Allina Ambulance where she was pronounced deceased. Deputies were assisted on scene by Buffalo Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol. Further details of the incident are under further investigation.

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