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Infant killed, man injured in ATV accident

ONAKA - A 10-month-old child was killed and a man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle ATV crash Saturday on state Highway 20 three miles east of Onaka in Faulk County.

Gary Rausch, 53, of Onaka, was driving a 2012 Polaris ATV northbound on a private driveway when he turned right onto Highway 20 and lost control of the vehicle. The ATV rolled onto the driver's side, pinning Rausch and Amaya Larson underneath the vehicle.

Rausch was transported to a Faulkton hospital with serious, non-life threatening injuries.

Larson, the daughter of Dr. Christopher and Melissa Larson, of Aberdeen, was transported to the Faulkton hospital where she died of her injuries. Her brothers Kalon Larson and Jalon Larson, whose ages were not disclosed but are minors, were not injured in the crash.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating. The Faulk County Sheriff's Office and Faulk County Ambulance assisted.