One vehicle crash
On Monday, December 27, 2021 at approximately 10:23 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on Hill Climb Road. Pamela C. Kastner (68) of Potosi was traveling south on Hill Climb Road when she lost control of her 2017 Dodge Pickup truck. The vehicle crossed the centerline and crashed into the rock embankment. Kastner was transported to Southwest Health Center for injuries. The vehicle was removed by Kieler Service Center. The crash remains under investigation
Hit and Run Crash
On December 26, 2021 at an unknown time an unknown vehicle was at the O'Leary's Lake Recreation Area on Eagle Point Road, Jamestown Township. The driver of the vehicle left the area traveling east and crashed into two mailboxes'. The driver of the vehicle left the scene and did not report the crash. It is believed that the vehicle is a truck or larger four-wheel drive vehicle due to the tire impressions left at the scene. If anyone has any information about the crash please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office.
Two Vehicle Crash / OWI Arrest
On December 27, 2021 at approximately 5:15pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a two vehicle crash on northbound Hwy 151 near the McAdams Rd overpass located in the Township of Paris. Benjamin Fox, age 27 from Dubuque IA, was traveling north bound in his 2021 Ram pickup truck. Fox was in the fast lane passing another vehicle. That vehicle was a 2002 Chevy Malibu driven by Jerry Lee, age 31 from rural Platteville. Both vehicles were approaching a slower moving semi in the slow lane. Lee merged into the fast lane to pass the semi but did not see Fox's vehicle. The rear driver's side of Lee's vehicle struck the front passenger side of Fox's vehicle. Both vehicles were able to safely pull to the side of the highway and there were no injuries reported.
Both vehicles sustained minor damages at the point of impact. Upon investigation of the crash K9 Riggs was deployed and alerted to the odor of drugs in Lee's vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle further drug evidence was located inside. Lee was discovered to be under the influence of marijuana and he was arrested for OWI, first offense. Lee was also cited for an unsafe lane change. Formal charges are pending.