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One injured Friday in two-vehicle crash south of Hector, Minnesota

Two vehicles collided south of Hector on Minnesota Highway 4 Friday afternoon, sending an 18-year-old woman to the hospital in Olivia.

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HECTOR — One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 4 south of Hector.

A 2005 Mercury Montego and a 2020 Dodge Ram were both traveling south on Highway 4 when they collided at Highway 4 and 740th Avenue, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol.

The driver of the Mercury, Ava Frances Schultz, 18, of Hector, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Olivia Hospital & Clinic.

The driver of the Dodge, Keith Douglas Peterson, 67, of Hector, was uninjured.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts, and alcohol was not involved, according to the State Patrol report.

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

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