Two hurt Saturday in rollover near Olivia, Minnesota

A driver and his passenger were transported to the Olivia Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries when their vehicle left the road and rolled over about two miles north of Olivia on Saturday night.

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OLIVIA — A driver and his passenger were injured in a single vehicle rollover at 9:19 p.m. Saturday in Renville County.

Christopher Ryan Pederson, 42, of Blomkest, and his passenger, Tonya Jo Pederson, 40, of Blomkest, were transported to the Olivia Hospital and Clinics for non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office.

Pederson was driving a 2014 Kia Sorento eastbound on 830th Avenue when the vehicle left the roadway and into a ravine at the intersection with 340th Street, about two miles north of Olivia in Troy Township.

The crash is under further investigation at this time. Alcohol may have been a factor, according to the accident report.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Olivia Fire Department, Olivia Ambulance Service, and the Olivia Area Technical Rescue Team.


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