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DARWIN -- An 83-year-old Hutchinson woman is dead after a Tuesday afternoon crash south of Darwin.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, a one-vehicle accident was reported around 1:50 p.m. at County Road 14 and 180th Street. A 2004 Chevy driven by Teresa Peterson was northbound on County Road 14, left the road, traveled several feet in the ditch and struck a tree.


Peterson was transported by ambulance to Hutchinson Hospital. While en route to the hospital, she stopped breathing and CPR was preformed on her. Efforts to revive her continued at the hospital, but were unsuccessful. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The accident is being investigated by the sheriff's office.

SUNBURG -- A 20-year-old New London man was taken by ambulance to Rice Memorial Hospital and then transferred to St. Cloud hospital for injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident around 7 p.m. Tuesday east of Sunburg.

According to the State Patrol, Brandon DeGrote had stopped a 1998 Dodge pickup to pick up items that had fallen out of the vehicle into the roadway. As he was attempting to pull a rollbar from the traffic lane, was struck by an oncoming eastbound vehicle.

The vehicle, a 2009 Subaru, was driven by Octavian Stan, 42, of Bettendorf, Iowa. He was not injured.

WILLMAR -- A case of shoplifting was reported around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at Runnings, 3130 First St. S. A report was made that two power tools, valued at $630, were taken on Feb. 24

WILLMAR -- A 45-year-old woman, with no permanent address, was arrested for shoplifting around 10:40 a.m. at Cash Wise Foods, 1300 Fifth St. S.E.

WILLMAR -- A 24-year-old Willmar man reported around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday that someone had stolen his information and used it to apply for work locally.

Kandiyohi County

- Dinora Magdalena Tabora-Rivera, 32, of Willmar, made her first appearance Wednesday on five felony charges of aggravated forgery, forgery and perjury for allegedly using a false name to seek employment.

Unconditional bail was set at $35,000. Her next appearance is March 16. She is also known as Ana Maria Saenz.

According to the complaint, a Willmar Police detective began an investigation on Feb. 25 into a person identified as Tabora-Rivera. The department had received information that she was using a false identity, that of Saenz, to work. The investigation revealed that she is a citizen of Honduras and had applied for work at the Jennie-O Turkey Store in December under the Saenz name. Documents from the company personnel file on her included signed employment forms and identification in the false name.