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Renville County man dies after being run over on farm

FRANKLIN — A rural Renville County man was killed Friday night when he was run over by a vehicle on a farm southeast of Franklin.

According to the Renville County Sheriff's Office, the preliminary investigation indicates Randy Oletzke, 59, died as a result of being run over by a vehicle at a farm residence in the 62000 block of 430th Street in Camp Lake Township,

The Sheriff's Office received the 911 call at around 9:14 p.m. Friday. When officers first arrived, they saw Oletzke's body lying adjacent to the driveway.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Oletzke lived at the residence, which is about four miles southeast of Franklin.

The driver of the vehicle also lived at the residence, according to the Sheriff's Office report.

Oletzke's body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office is continuing its investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

The Fairfax Police Department assisted the Sheriff's Office at the scene. Franklin Ambulance and North Ambulance-Redwood Falls were also dispatched.

Carolyn Lange

A reporter for 35 years, Carolyn Lange covers regional news with the West Central Tribune.

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