Semi crash near Franklin leads to driver’s DWI arrest

A semi driver is facing DWI charges after a crash near Franklin early Sunday morning.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the single-vehicle crash near the intersection of 700th Ave and 420th St just after 4 a.m.

The sheriff’s office says Christopher Toren, 49, of Fairfax was driving the tractor-trailer eastbound on 700th Ave when it entered the ditch and tipped on its side.

Police say driver impairment is believed to have been a factor in the crash. Toren was arrested and booked in the Renivlle County Jail on potential charges of 1st-degree DWI and for violating license restrictions.

Toren wasn’t injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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