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Sheriff identifies Renville woman killed in accident

OLIVIA -- The victim of a fatal car crash Thursday near Danube has been identified as Michele Belton, 39, of Renville.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that Belton was killed around 11:40 a.m. when the vehicle she was driving went into the ditch and rolled on Renville County Road 1 north of Danube.

Belton died at the scene of the accident.

According to Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, the preliminary investigation determined that Belton was going north on County Road 1 when the 1989 Ford Tempo she was driving went into the west ditch and rolled.

The accident happened a quarter of a mile south of the Renville-Kandiyohi County line, which is about six miles north of Danube.

Belton was alone in the vehicle at the time of the accident.

The Renville County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota State patrol are continuing to investigate the crash, according to Hable.

Also responding to the crash were the State Patrol, Danube Police Department, Renville Police Department, Olivia Fire and Rescue and the Olivia Ambulance Service.

-- Staff reports