On Sunday, Jan. 21, at approximately 4:45 p.m., the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle roll-over crash which had occurred northwest of Morton, in Beaver Falls Township.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed a 1994 GMC Sierra, driven by 28-year-old Daniel Landers of rural Danube, was traveling north on County Road 1. Landers attempted to pass another motorist when he lost control of the vehicle, and entered the east ditch of County Road 1. The vehicle struck multiple road signs, spun sideways, and rolled multiple times before coming to a rest on its wheels. Landers was ejected from the vehicle during the crash, and sustained serious injuries as a result. Landers was flown to North Memorial Medical Center via North Memorial Air Care.
The passenger, 30-year-old Joseph Jenniges of Wabasso, sustained non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to the Redwood Area Hospital. It is believed that neither were wearing their seat belts.
Assisting on scene were the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Redwood County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, North Memorial Ambulance Service, North Memorial Air Care, and Redwood Falls Fire Department.
The Renville County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.