WILLMAR – A Paynesville man is dead following a rollover accident in Chippewa County Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 4:27 Sunday afternoon, a 2023 Mack semi-truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 40 in Woods Township of Chippewa County when it left the roadway and rolled. 

The driver, 61-year-old Kevin Michael Blonigen of Paynesville, died from injuries sustained in the accident.  

Assistance was provided by the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, Swift County Sheriff’s Office, Kerkhoven Fire and Ambulance, and Life Link III.