Grant Accidents

Three Vehicle Crash

On Thursday May 26, 2022 at approximately 4:35 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a three vehicle crash on Hwy 61 just north of Kelly Ln located in the Township of Paris.

Donna Bohnenkamp, age 58 from Dickeyville, was traveling northbound on Hwy 61 in her 2016 GMC Acadia. While Bohnenkamp was traveling northbound there was another vehicle in front of her; they were approaching a hill with a passing lane. Once at the three lane, uphill assent, Bohnenkamp began a pass in the left passing lane. At the same time Cullen Kruser, age 23 from Potosi, was traveling southbound on Hwy 61 in his 2017 Ram 2500 pulling a large field planter. Kurser's vehicle with the field planter in tow was descending the hill and due to a guard rail was positioned towards the center line with the wide field planter across the center line. Bohnenkamp's vehicle struck the planter on the driver's side. One of the Acadia's driver's side doors was peeled completely off and embedded in the planter. Bohnenkamp's vehicle then careened into the southbound lane striking another vehicle head on. Craig Edge, age 50 from Fennimore, was traveling southbound, in his 2008 KIA Spectra, behind the Kruser vehicle and the planter when he was struck head on by Bohnenkamp. Kruser was not injured in the crash. His Ram truck and planter sustained minor damages and were driven from the scene. Bohnenkamp and Edge each sustained severe injuries and were transport to the Southwest Health Center in Platteville and Finley Hospital in Dubuque by Potosi and Dickeyville EMS. Both the Bohnenkamp and Edge vehicles sustained severe front end damages. Edge was extricated from his vehicle via JAWS. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Lancaster Fire Department, Potosi Fire Department, Potosi JAWS, Dickeyville Fire Department, Jamestown First Responders, Jamestown Fire Department, Potosi EMS, Dickeyville EMS, Donnies Tire and Tow of Dickeyville, and Bennetts Towing of Lancaster. Due to the crash, Hwy 61 was closed for approximately an hour and a half. This incident remains under investigation as weather conditions (fog) and poor or improper lighting might have played a factor.

Two vehicle crash

On Saturday, May 28, 2022 at approximately 11:13 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a two vehicle crash involving a camper overturned in the lane of traffic on USH 151 at MM 1 in the northbound lane. Jessica L. Didier (43) of Cedar Rapids was traveling north in her 2010 Ford F150 pulling a 1998 Coachman Camper. Garrett R. Jochum (24) of Hazel Green was also traveling north in a 2005 Chevy Cobalt. Jochum admitted he looked down at the radio and when he looked up he was close to hitting the camper. Jochum swerved to the left, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into the side of the camper. The collision caused the truck and camper to crash coming to rest facing south in the north bound land with the camper on its side. Jochum did not receive any injuries. Didier and her four passengers were also not injured. One north bound lane of USH 151 was blocked for approximately 1 1/2 hrs. Assisting at the scene were Jamestown First Responders, Jamestown Fire Department, Dickeyville EMS and Donnie's Towing of Dickeyville. Jochum was cited for inattentive driving.

Motorcycle crash

On Sunday, May 29, 2022 at approximately 11:47 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a motorcycle crash at the intersection of STH 80 and STH 11. Dean W. Hill (63) of Benton was traveling east on STH 11 when he drove off the road when attempting the corner onto STH 11. The 2009 Black Suzuki VZ800 sustained moderate damage after rolling once. Hill received minor injuries in the crash. Hill was able to remove the motorcycle himself from the scene.

1 Vehicle Roll Over

On May 29, 2022 the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a one vehicle rollover on Hwy 18 just east of Fuller Hollow Road in Patch Grove Township. William Sindelar 72 of Cresco Iowa was driving his 2007 Chevrolet north on Hwy 11. William stated that his passenger side tires touched onto the gravel shoulder and lost control. The vehicle left the roadway to the north and hit a field entrance. The vehicle became airborne and then rolled 1 to 2 times. William and his passenger Constance Sindelar 73 of Cresco Iowa were transported to Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien for non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle received heavy damage and was removed from the scene by Milo's Towing of Prairie du Chien. Assisting at the scene was the Bloomington Fire Department, Mt Hope Fire Department, and West Grant EMS.

1 Vehicle Rollover

On May 30, 2022 Andrew Udelhofen 16 of Lancaster was driving his 2001 Dodge Ram east on Cty A and had the passenger tires touch onto the gravel shoulder. Udelhofen over corrected and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle left the south shoulder and rolled 2 to 3 times. Udelhofen and 3 other juvenile passengers 15, 10, and 4 years in age were all transported to Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien with non-life threatening injuries. All occupants were wearing seat belts and/or a child car seat. The vehicle received heavy damage and was removed from the scene by B&M Towing of Bloomington. Assisting at the scene was the Bagley Fire Department, Bagley 1st Responders, Glen Haven Fire Department, Glen Haven 1st responders, Cassville EMS, West Grant EMS, Tri State Ambulance, and Gunderson Air 2.