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Two injured in Hwy. 212 accident near Danube

DANUBE -- Two men from Renville County were transported Thursday to RC Hospital in Olivia after suffering non-life threatening injuries in a car accident with a semi trailer near Danube.

Joshua A. Ward, 16, of Danube, and Jorge Olivarez, 16, of Renville, were injured after their 1993 Pontiac Grand Am crashed into a 2002 Freightliner semi trailer around 4 p.m. Thursday while heading eastbound on U.S. Highway 212 near Danube.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol report, both were transferred to St. Cloud Hospital for their injuries. Two other passengers in the Grand Am and the driver of the semi trailer had no reported injuries.

Exactly what happened is not clear in the report of the incident posted on the State Patrol's Web site.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office assisted the State Patrol at the scene.