Two injured in crash Thursday in rural Kandiyohi

Vehicles collided in a head-on crash Thursday afternoon in Green Lake Township, injuring both drivers. The incident is under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office.

Police General

KANDIYOHI Two people were injured in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in rural Kandiyohi.

The incident was reported at 5:20 p.m. on Kandiyohi County Road 26 at the intersection of 71st Street Northeast, in Green Lake Township.

According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, a 2010 Toyota Tundra, driven by Daniel James Nelson, of Kandiyohi, was going east on County Road 26 and was turning left across traffic onto 71st Street when the vehicle collided head-on with a Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by Robin Ryks of Kandiyohi, that was going west on County Road 26.

According to a news release from Sgt. Todd Neumann, Nelson said he did not see the oncoming car before he made the turn.

Both drivers were taken by ambulance to Carris Health — Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar where Ryks was treated for serious injuries. Nelson had minor injuries, according to the report.


The case is currently under investigation by the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

The Carris Health Ambulance, Spicer Fire Department, Spicer First Responders and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad assisted at the scene.

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at or 320-894-9750
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