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Records published May 17

This is the records summary for May 17.

Crash results in minor injuries

OLIVIA — Two teens suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening in Crooks Township north of Renville.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office said the 2000 Volkswagen Beetle was southbound on 240th Avenue near the intersection of 850th Street when the driver apparently lost control, skidded sideways and rolled over into a field.

The 16-year-old driver and a 15-year-old passenger were reportedly able to free themselves from the vehicle before first responders arrived. Both were taken to RC Hospital and Clinics in Olivia for treatment of minor injuries, according to the Sheriff's Office. The Renville Police Department and Renville Ambulance assisted at the scene.

The driver, who is from Bird Island, and the passenger, from Renville, were not identified. They were believed to be wearing seatbelts. The Sheriff's Office said speed may have been a contributing factor.

The crash remains under investigation.

Fire destroys house

LITCHFIELD — Fire destroyed a house Tuesday morning in Dassel Township in Meeker County.

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office said the fire was reported shortly before 10 a.m. by the owner, who saw smoke coming from the house, located in the 71500 block of 268th Street. The Dassel and Cokato fire departments and sheriff's deputies responded to the scene but were unable to save the home, which was determined to be a total loss. No injuries were reported.

Red Cross was sent to the scene to assist the owner.

Thefts from vehicles

WILLMAR — Three vehicles were broken into overnight Tuesday in a series of thefts reported Wednesday morning to Willmar police.

All of the vehicles had been parked overnight at the curb along Fifth Street Southwest. Two of the vehicle break-ins occurred in the 1000 and 1100 block and one in the 2000 block. Small amounts of cash and various small items were reported missing by the owners.

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