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Woman injured in Renville County, Minn., ATV crash

OLIVIA -- A Willmar woman is hospitalized in St. Cloud after being injured in a crash between two ATVs Monday afternoon in rural Renville.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office said Gail Novak, 44, was driving an ATV north on 210th Street that crashed with another ATV that was crossing the road. The accident happened shortly before 2 p.m. near Renville County Road 11 in Ericson Township, about four miles northwest of Renville.

The sheriff's office said Novak was taken to RC Hospital and Clinics in Olivia by the Renville Ambulance Service and then transported by North Memorial Air Care to the St. Cloud Hospital.

The sheriff's office identified the driver of the second ATV as Jerry Mitchell, 15, of Arvada, Colo. Mitchell's ATV also was carrying a 3-year-old passenger. Neither was hurt, the sheriff's office said.

Assisting the Renville County Sheriff's office at the scene were the Renville Police Department and Renville Ambulance Service. The accident is under investigation.

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