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Update: Renville man killed in crash

A Renville man was killed in a crash just before 1 a.m. Thursday morning.

Christopher John Novotny, 34, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at Highway 71 and Renville Co Rd 11.

The state patrol says a Ford truck was northbound on Highway 71 and Novotny’s Dodge Intrepid was westbound on Renville Co Rd 11 when the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The state patrol names the Ford driver as Jeffrey Anthony, 55, of New Ulm.  Anthony was transported to a hospital in Olivia with non-life threatening injuries.

Both men were wearing seat belts, according to the patrol’s crash report.  The report also says that it’s unknown whether Novotony had alcohol in his system.  Alcohol was not involved in Anthony’s case, according to the crash report.

More information will be released Friday morning.


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