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Forum News Service, Published May 20 2013

Worthington boy killed in auto accident

LAKEFIELD, Minn. - A 5-year-old Worthington boy died Saturday after being hit by an SUV.

The accident occurred at 11:22 a.m. Saturday on Jackson County 4 at the south end of Loon Lake in Minneota Township, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Monday in a news release.

Marjorie Svoboda of 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, the release said. Castillo was transported to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa, where he was pronounced dead.

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

The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting the sheriff’s office in the ongoing investigation.