Man, child killed in crash east of Danube

(Danube MN-) A man and a child were killed and several people were injured in a crash in Renville County Thursday afternoon.   The state patrol says it happened on Highway 212 just east of Danube around 3:57 p.m.   A car and a truck were both eastbound on Highway 212 when they collided.   The state patrol says the crash is under investigation, but confirmed the car struck the rear of the truck.   The driver of the car, 55-year-old Ricardo Cantu of Danube was killed, and an 8-year-old female passenger also died.   Several passengers in Cantu’s car were injured…a 7-year-old boy suffered life threatening injuries and was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, a 3-old-girl and 26-year-old Brandee Lugo of Renville suffered non-lfe-threatening injuries and were taken to the Olivia Hospital.   The truck driver, 27-year-old Justin Macht of Morgan was taken to the Olivia hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.