On Monday, October 11, 2021, at 9:51 AM, the Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call requesting an ambulance for a farm-related accident, which had occurred near the intersection of 330th Street and 810th Avenue. That location is about one mile southwest of Olivia in Troy Township.
First-arriving Renville County Sheriff’s Office personnel discovered a male seated inside a tractor, which was off of the roadway and in a field of standing corn. Further investigation revealed that the tractor, a 4-wheel drive John Deere pulling an empty grain cart, had been northbound on 330th Street. At some point, the driver lost control of the tractor and cart, which eventually entered the west ditch and came to rest in the field. As the tractor left the road, traveled through the ditch and entered the field, the un-belted tractor driver was thrown about the inside the tractor cab, causing significant injuries.
Medical treatment was administered at the scene and the patient was ultimately flown from the scene by Life Link III helicopter to North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale, MN with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Agencies assisting at the scene included the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, Olivia Ambulance Service, Olivia Fire/Rescue and Life Link III.