Two Ejected From Vehicle in Renville County Crash 02 Aug 17

(Renville County, MN) Two people were seriously injured in a one-vehicle rollover crash southwest of Hutchinson Sunday evening.

At approximately 7:05 PM, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle rollover accident, which had occurred on 870th Avenue near the intersection of 580th Street, about 5 miles southwest of Hutchinson in Boon Lake Township.

Authorities say the preliminary crash investigation revealed an SUV driven by 27-year-old Jennifer Risk of Hector was traveling west on 870th Avenue when her vehicle left the roadway, entered the ditch and overturned.  Both Risk and a passenger, 28-year-old Damon Wiederhoft of Cosmos were ejected. 

It is believed that neither were wearing seatbelts. 

In addition to Risk and Wiederhoft, there were five juvenile passengers in the vehicle at the time of the crash, all of whom were in proper child restraints or were seat belted and were not seriously injured.

Wiederhoft and Risk were both flown to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.  Risk remains hospitalized, but her current condition is unknown.