BENSON — 31-year old George Menchaca, of Kerkhoven, died of injuries he suffered when his vehicle left U.S. Highway 12 and rolled multiple times shortly before 11 p.m. on Friday in Swift County. According to the MN State Highway Patrol, alcohol was not a factor. It’s not known if Menchaca was wearing a seat belt.

BLUE EARTH, MN — Shortly before 1am Saturday another deadly crash occurred when motorists collided head-on Hwy. 169 in Verona Township. The Minnesota State Highway Patrol reports that the drivers of a Dodge Caravan and a Dodge Dart collided head-on, between Winnebago and Blue Earth. The driver of the Caravan, 76-year-old Harold Elvin Renkley, of Blue Earth, was pronounced dead at the scene.

DETROIT LAKES, MN — Earlier today, a driver was killed in a one-vehicle crash east of Detroit Lakes.


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