Two Vehicle Crash
On September 1, 2021 at 12:30 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of State Highway 35 and State Highway 81. A white 2009 Ford Taurus, being driven by Gabriela Uribe, age 75 of River Grove, Illinois with a passenger was stopped at the stop sign on State Highway 81 waiting to turn onto Hwy 35. A 2020 Toyota Highlander, being operated by Sung Hong, age 51 of Lancaster, was traveling south on State Highway 35 when Uribe drove into the intersection to make a left turn onto State Highway 35 and did not see Hong's vehicle. Hong was unable to avoid Uribe's vehicle traveling into the intersection and a crash occurred. Uribe's vehicle became disabled in the northbound lane and Hong's vehicle traveled into a guardrail on the east side of the roadway and traveled down an embankment before coming to a rest. One involved party was transported by Lancaster EMS to Grant Regional Health Center for evaluation. Uribe was cited for Failure to Yield the Right of Way When Making a Left Turn. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Lancaster EMS, Bennett's Auto and Towing and Arrow Towing.
Motorcycle Crash with Injury
On September 2, 2021 at approximately 12:14 am the Grant Count Sheriff's Office received a report of a one vehicle motorcycle crash on the Hwy 11 overpass for Hwy 35/61/151. Upon investigation it is believed that Michael Schadler, age 31 from Dubuque, IA, was traveling northbound on Hwy 151 on his 2019 Harley Davidson FXBR. It is believed that he took the off ramp for Hwy 11 and turned left (westbound) on Hwy 11. Instead of turning into the appropriate westbound lane, Schadler turned into a turning lane for eastbound traffic. He was on the wrong side of a raised concrete median. It is believed that Schadler was accelerating rapidly through the turn and because of the misjudgment during the path of the turn Schadler quickly ran out of roadway and struck the raised concrete median. Schadler slid for several feet and came to rest under his motorcycle. Schadler was unconscious when he was located. A landing zone for Med Flight was established at the scene and Schadler was transported via Med Fight due to his life threatening injuries. Schadler was not wearing any safety gear of any kind. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Jamestown First Responders, Jamestown Fire Department, Dickeyville EMS, and Med Flight. The motorcycle was removed from the scene by Guy Truck and Tractor of Kieler. This matter is still under investigation