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Teenager suffers terrible head injury in Amish farm accident

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CLYDE, Minn. (KTTC-TV) -- A teenage boy has evidently died after being thrown by a horse on his Amish family farm Tuesday afternoon.  A Mayo Clinic spokesperson referred us to the coroner's office when asked for an update on his condition.

Joseph Yoder, 16, was cutting hay with a horse-drawn mower in the fields near the community of Clyde, southeast of St. Charles. 

"The horse wasn't going fast enough to mow, so he jumped up on the horse to try to get it to go faster," said Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude of the Winona Co. Sheriff's Office. 

Ganrude said the horse threw the boy, and he struck his head on the hitch, and then the horse stepped on him. 

Sheriff's deputies responded to the scene off Keller Drive at 3:48 p.m. Tuesday, and called for help from Mayo One, which flew the boy to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. 

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