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Crash Kills Clara City Girl, 2, Who Was Sitting On Driver’s Lap

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A 2-year-old girl who was sitting in a driver’s lap died Thursday after a crash in Kandiyohi County.

The driver Kourtney Schwitters, age 23, of Clara City, was driving with the toddler in her lap when she lost control on loose gravel and the vehicle rolled into a ditch.

Sheriff’s officials say the woman was wearing a seatbelt. She was seriously injured and taken to the Willmar hospital.

The girl was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital but died of her injuries on the way.

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