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Forum News Service, Published January 25 2014

2 Willmar men killed in rollover accident

HECTOR, Minn. – Two Willmar men were killed Friday in a rollover accident in Renville County.

According to a news release from Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable, two unbelted passengers in a 2001 Dodge Caravan were ejected when the vehicle rolled over at about 3:15 p.m. Friday on Renville County Road 16, about 11 miles northwest of Hector.

Jose Lopez Deleon, 31, and Julio A. Giron, 23, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Jose Prado-Marquez, 39, of Willmar, was traveling north when the vehicle encountered a patch of snow and ice and he lost control, the sheriff’s office said. The minivan entered the ditch, where it rolled multiple times.

Marquez and another passenger, Ramon Contreras, 50, of Willmar, were transported by ambulance to the Hutchinson Community Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Marquez was wearing a seat belt.