ATV operator dies in crash with vehicle in Redwood County

REDWOOD FALLS — The operator of an all terrain vehicle was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle in Redwood County on Saturday afternoon.

The name and other information on the deceased has not been released by the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office pending notification of family and further investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that it responded to an intersection crash involving a Polaris Ranger ATV and a Dodge Durango driven by Mary Heiling, 56, of Wabasso at 12:52 p.m. on Saturday on County Road 6 and 230th Street in Vail Township south of Wabasso in central Redwood County. The Polaris over turned, killing the operator after it was struck in the intersection by the Durango.

The crash is under investigation by the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol. The Wabasso Fire and Ambulance, CentraCare Ambulance, and the Minnesota DNR assisted.

Driver hits gas and not brakes, causing chain reaction crash

WILLMAR — A motorist leaving a parking lot hit the gas instead of the brake, and caused a chain reaction mishap in which her vehicle and three others were damaged, as well as a doorway. The woman was driving a Chevrolet Equinox and proceeding north to leave the T Mobile parking lot on the 600 block of First Street South at 3:49 p.m. on Saturday.

She told officers that she lost control of the vehicle when she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. The Equinox struck a Ford Fusion, and pushed it into a Cadillac CTS. The Cadillac was pushed into the front door of an apartment building at the location and also into a Ford Taurus, causing damage to the vehicles and door. The driver was cited for careless driving and an instruction permit violation.

Vehicle burned

RAYMOND — Raymond firefighters and Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s officers responded to a citizen reporting that he found a vehicle that had burned up at the intersection of 105th Avenue Southwest and 75th Street Southwest, Raymond, at 7:28 a.m. on Saturday. The tires were burned off and the vehicle was still smoking when discovered.

Suspicious activity

WILLMAR — A man reported his friend chased down a man and took a machete from him at 4:16 a.m. on Saturday on the 400 block of Sixth Street Southwest in Willmar. Police officers responded to reports of a male in a white T-shirt trying to get into cars on the 300 block of Seventh Street Northwest at 4:07 a.m. on Saturday.


ATWATER — Someone broke into a building on the 100 block of Third Street West, it was reported Saturday.

BELGRADE — An air conditioner was moved in a break-in discovered at a residence on the 26000 block of 40th Street Northeast, Belgrade. It was reported Saturday.


SPICER — The back window of a truck was damaged o the 300 block of Lake Avenue South, Spicer, it was reported just after midnight on Sunday.

WILLMAR — Police responded to a fight involving four female juveniles on the 800 block of Park Avenue Northwest in Willmar at 7:35 p.m. Saturday. Two were taken to the Prairie Lakes Youth Program facility.


WILLMAR —Two trash bags holding rotten bread and other food were dumped on the boulevard on the 800 block of Seventh Street Southwest. It was reported Saturday morning.