David Miller of Staples was driving the horse and buggy west on Freeway 210 between Hewitt and Staples on Thursday. A semi-truck pushed by Douglas Calkins, 60, of Deerwood, additionally was westbound and rear-ended the horse and buggy.
The influence of the crash threw Miller onto the roadway. He was flown to North Memorial Hospital within the Twin Cities with life-threatening accidents and later died.
The crash was reported at 7:19 a.m.