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Grant Accidents

One vehicle fatality crash

On November 6th, 2023 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of a crash at the south intersection of Cty A at Cty D.

Eugene Schriefer, age 86 of rural Dodgeville, was eastbound on Cty A west of Cty D in his 2016 BMW X3. Eugene did not slow for the "T" intersection and crashed into the embankment on the east side of Cty D. The SUV traveled several hundred feet into the cornfield before it came to rest. There were two passengers in the SUV at the time of the crash, Lorraine Schriefer, age 84 od Dodgeville and Dona Toay, age 76 of Mineral Point. Possible minor injuries were reported for both passengers.

Platteville Fire and Southwest Health EMS removed Eugene from the SUV. Eugene was transported to Southwest Health Center via ambulance. The following day Eugene passed away. It is still being investigated as to the actual cause of death, as there may have been a medical issue with Eugene just prior to the crash.

All three occupants of the SUV were wearing their seatbelt at the time of the crash. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by Platteville Fire, Southwest Health EMS, and Bill's Body Shop of Fennimore.

SUV vs Tractor

On November 3, 2023 at approximately 8:20 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 80 and Saint Rose Rd located in the Township of Smelser.

George Gray, age 85 from Platteville was traveling northbound on Hwy 80 in his 2019 Buick Enclave. Gray was the third of three vehicles. All three vehicles were following a large farm tractor driven by Ronuld Trollip, age 33 from Darlington. The first two vehicles passed the tractor and then Gray went to pass the tractor in a no passing zone at an intersection. Trollip happened to be turning left onto Saint Rose Rd. Gray's vehicle struck the front drive tire of the tractor with the front passenger side of his vehicle. There was no damage done to the tractor but Gray's vehicle had damages to the front passenger side and had to be removed by Donnies Tire and Tow of Dickeyville. There were no injuries report in the crash. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Cuba City PD. The crash remains under investigation.

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