2 vehicle crash blamed for power outage in Renville County
Nov 9, 2019 @ 3:01am
(Olivia, MN) – Police say a crash Thursday in Renville County was responsible for residential power outages in the area.
According to a release from the Renville County Sheriff’s office, a Dodge Ram and a 1973 Chevy Grain Truck were both northbound on County Road 6. The Dodge driver, 69-year-old Gerald Erstand of Worthington, attempted to pass the grain truck while it was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 880th Avenue and the two vehicles collided.
Both the Dodge and the grain truck entered a drainage ditch just north of the intersection. The grain truck, which was unloaded, was driven by Nathan Sunvold, 40, of Renville.
The sheriff’s release says a power box was damaged and resulted in outages to residents in the nearby area. Renville-Sibley Co-Op Power was called to restore services.