Two Willmar men died after a one-vehicle rollover in Renville County Friday afternoon.
31-year-old Jose Lopez Deleon and 23-year-old Julio Giron died at the scene. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office says they were passengers in a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Jose Prado-Marquez of Willmar.
Lopez Deleon and Giron were not belted and were ejected from the vehicle.
Prado-Marquez and a third passenger, 50-year-old Ramon Contreras of Willmar were taken to Hutchinson Health for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say the crash happened just after 3pm on Renville Co Rd 16, approximately 2 ½ miles north of Renville Co Rd 11, which is about 11 miles northwest of Hector, MN in Osceola Township.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the vehicle was traveling north when it encountered a patch of snow/ice and the driver lost control. The vehicle entered the ditch, where it rolled multiple times.