Tragic Collision Claims Two Lives in Benton County

FOLEY, MN ( – Benton County authorities are reeling from a devastating crash that occurred early Saturday afternoon, resulting in the loss of two lives and leaving one man injured. Here’s what we know:

  1. Call to Action: Deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office swiftly responded to a distress call around 2:20 p.m., summoning them to the 9600 block of Ronneby Road NE in Maywood Township.
  2. Scene of Devastation: Upon arrival, responders were met with a harrowing sight—an engulfed UTV and a Chevy Silverado in the east ditch.
  3. Fatalities: Despite valiant efforts by witnesses to rescue the two women from the burning UTV, they tragically succumbed to their injuries at the scene. Their identities remain undisclosed pending further investigation.
  4. Acts of Heroism: The driver of the pickup truck, a 57-year-old Foley man, bravely attempted to assist the victims despite sustaining minor injuries himself.
  5. Preliminary Findings: Initial findings suggest the UTV was traveling southbound on Ronneby Road NE, while the pickup truck was heading north. Witnesses report the UTV was traveling at highway speeds and veered into the centerline before the collision.
  6. Investigation Continues: While authorities probe the circumstances surrounding the crash, they have ruled out impairment on the part of the pickup truck’s driver.

As Benton County grapples with this tragedy, the community mourns the loss of two lives and offers support to those affected.

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