DANUBE, Minn. — A Nebraska man and a Minnesota woman were killed when their vehicles collided Sunday morning in Renville County. Four passengers were injured, one critically, according to information from the Renville County Sheriff's Office.

Killed in the crash were Anna M. Jansen, 88, of St. Michael and David R. Swanson, 53, of Lincoln, Neb.

The crash was reported at 11:33 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Renville County Road 1 and Renville County Road 4, which is about eight miles south of Danube in Henryville Township.

According to a news release from the Renville County Sheriff’s Office, preliminary investigation indicates that a 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander driven by Jansen was going west on County Road 4 and failed to stop at the stop sign at County Road 1. The vehicle collided with a 2007 Buick LaCrosse driven by Swanson that was going south on County Road 1.

Both vehicles went into the ditch and overturned.


A passenger in the Buick LaCrosse, Ronda L. Swanson, 53, of Lincoln, Neb., was critically injured and was flown from the scene to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Her condition is not known.

The other three passengers in the Buick were transported to area hospitals with injuries that were not life-threatening. They were: Abigail J. Swanson, 23; Sophia G. Swanson, 19; and Livia L. Swanson, 15, all of Lincoln, Neb.

The crash remains under investigation.

Danube is about 25 miles south of Willmar.