Cohasset man dies when car rolls in ditch

HECTOR — A Chosasset man died when his vehicle crashed and overturned in a drainage ditch in Renville County Thursday.

The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received a report pn Thursday, Dec. 14, atabout 10:32 a.m. of a vehicle lying on its roof in the bottom of a Judicial Ditch #15, which is about 1/2 mile east of Hector. The area of the ditch where the vehicle entered was along a farm field north of US Highway 212 and at least half a mile from any nearby road.

The Hector Ambulance Service responded to the scene along with Renville County Sheriff s Deputies. Upon arrival at the scene, responding personnel discovered that the vehicle was frozen into the ice in the ditch, suggesting that the vehicle had entered the water a significant amount of time prior to the emergency call. Emergency personnel discovered the body of an adult male inside.

The decedent was identified as Richard C. Bain, Jr., 48, of Cohasset. The preliminary investigation revealed that, for unknown reasons, Bain had driven approximately 1/2 mile across a tilled farm field before entering the drainage ditch. It is unknown exactly when the crash occurred.

The Renville County Sheriff s Office is continuing its investigation with assistance from the Midwest Medical Examiner s Office.


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