State Patrol: 2 dead in Kandiyohi County crash involving Freightliner truck

Authorities say two people have died following a crash in Kandiyohi County Wednesday morning.

Investigators believe a man was driving a 2023 Freightliner Diesel northbound on Highway 71 in Burbank Township around 11:08 a.m. when a collision happened with an eastbound Ford Escape on Highway 9.

The Escape’s driver and passenger, identified respectively as 80-year-old Myron Eugene Elsberry and 76-year-old Geneva Joann Holland, died. An incident report states both Elsberry and Holland are from Cambridge, Minnesota.

The driver of the Freightliner, identified as a 67-year-old from Renville, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, but wasn’t hospitalized.

No word on what caused the collision.

Road conditions were listed as being wet at the time of the crash.

All three people involved were said to be wearing their seat belts.