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Redwood Falls woman dies in crash near Danube Wednesday afternoon

A Redwood Falls woman died in a crash with a semi-truck near Danube Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, at about 1:30 p.m. on April 1, a 2005 Town and Country van driven by Bonita Durbin, age 59, of Redwood Falls, was traveling north on County Road 1. The van crossed over the opposing lane of traffic near the intersection of County Road 1 and 760th Avenue, about seven miles south of Danube. Durbin’s van collided with a 2014 Mack semi-truck driven by Justin Hegreberg, age 37, of Spicer.

When law enforcement and rescue workers arrived on the scene, they found both vehicles overturned. Bonita Durbin was pronounced dead at the scene, while Justin Hegreberg was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Danube Fire Department, Danube Medical Response Unit, Danube Police Department, Olivia Police Department, Olivia Ambulance Service, Renville Ambulance Service, North Memorial Air Care Helicopter, and the Minnesota State Patrol. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

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