Bird Island Man Injured in Renville County Crash


A Bird Island man was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Renville County early Saturday evening.

The Sheriff’s Office says 85-year-old William Gass Jr. of Bird Island was taken to Olivia Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say they received a call reporting a one vehicle crash near the intersection of County Road 5 and 840th Avenue, which is about 2 miles north of Bird Island

The caller reported the crash involved one vehicle and that there was one

occupant in the vehicle.

The preliminary investigation indicates Gass was traveling south on County Road 5, entered the ditch, and came to rest in the, drainage ditch.

The crash was reported just after 5pm.


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