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Records published April 1, 2022

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Olivia man seriously injured in Hwy. 212 crash

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.

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

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

Suspicious person

PENNOCK — A rural Pennock resident reported Thursday morning that a man had gone to different farm places asking to come in “in the name of Jesus.”

Theft

WILLMAR — A vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of Litchfield Avenue Southeast sometime Wednesday night. The theft was reported early Thursday.

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