Crash/Power Outage in Renville County


At about 8pm Thursday evening, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a two vehicle crash near the intersection of County Road 6 and 880th Avenue, which is about 5 miles north of Renville in Crooks Township.

The caller reported that no one appeared to be injured.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that a pickup driven by 69-year-old Gerald Erstad of Worthington and a Grain Truck driven by 40-year-old Nathan Sunvold of Renville were traveling northbound on Renville County Road 6. Erstad attempted to pass Sunvold as Sunvold was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto 880th Avenue. Sunvold’s vehicle collided with Erstad’s, and both vehicles entered the drainage ditch just north of the intersection.

As a result of the accident, a power box was damaged resulting in power outages to residents in the area of the crash.

Renville-Sibley Co-Op Power was contacted to ensure the scene was safe, and to restore power to the area.

There were no injuries.


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