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Olivia, Minnesota, man suffers serious injuries in Highway 212 crash Wednesday

An Olivia man was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after his vehicle and a semitractor collided on U.S. Highway 212 east of Bird Island.

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BIRD ISLAND — A 35-year-old Olivia man was seriously injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 212 in Renville County.

Jose Antonio Garza was taken to the Olivia Hospital & Clinic with life-threatening injuries after a collision on U.S. Highway 212 at mile marker 86, east of Bird Island.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2021 Volvo semitractor was traveling east on Highway 212 and Garza’s 2011 Nissan Versa was traveling west when the vehicles collided.

The driver of the semi, Steven Mark Buelow, 62, of Watson, was uninjured.

According to the report, both drivers were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not involved in the crash. The Nissan’s airbag deployed.

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Hector Ambulance, Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Hector Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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