Garbage Truck Rollover in Renville County


Icy road conditions are blamed for a garbage truck that rolled over east of Buffalo Lake Saturday morning.

Just before 9:30, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a garbage truck rollover about 1/4 mile north of Highway 212 about five (5) miles east of Buffalo Lake in Preston Lake Township.

The preliminary crash investigation revealed that a Peterbilt Garbage Truck owned by West Central Sanitation was traveling northbound on Renville County Road 20 when the vehicle started sliding on the icy roads. The vehicle went off the roadway causing it to roll.

The driver, 38 year old Brent Johnson of Redwood Falls, and passenger, 49 year old Gregory Benson of Willmar, were not injured.


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