Grant Accidents

Two Vehicle Crash With Injury

On 11/03/2022 The Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a 2 vehicle crash with possible injuries.

At approximately 4:12PM, Phyllis Klima, age 72 of Topeka, Kansas, was operating her silver 2012 Volkswagen Beetle on the Highway 151 exit 22 off ramp. Beth Mcvay, age 49 of Platteville, Wisconsin was westbound in her red 2019 Ram 1500 on County Highway XX. Klima proceeded through the intersection, failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Kilma's vehicle collided with the passenger rear tire of Mcvay's tuck, causing the truck to roll over. Both vehicles received heavy disabling damage as a result of the crash. Both drivers were treated on scene by SouthWest Health EMS for injuries. Mcvay was released from EMS at the scene. Kilma was transported by EMS from the scene. Klima was cited for failure to yield to right of way from stop sign.

The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by UW Platteville Police Department, Platteville Fire Department, SouthWest Health EMS and SOS Road Rescue of Platteville.

Two vehicle crash involving cattle

On 11/4/22 at approximately 9:01 pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office took a report of a two vehicle crash involving livestock on USH 18 at Brown School Road in the town of Fennimore.

Ryan Brudos, age 48, of Muskego, WI was westbound on USH in his 2021 Ram 2500 when he encountered a group of cattle in the roadway. Brudos was unable to avoid striking one of the animals. When Brudos struck the cow it sent the animal into the eastbound lane of travel on USH 18. Scott Jones, age 50, of Evansville, WI was traveling eastbound on USH 18 and struck the same cow. Jones lost control of his vehicle and entered the south ditch where he struck a road sign.

Brudos and his three passengers were not injured in the crash. Everyone in the Brudos vehicle was wearing seatbelts. The Brudos vehicle sustained disabling damage and was removed from the scene by Collision Specialist of Fennimore.

Jones was alone in his vehicle. Jones sustained minor injuries and was wearing his seatbelt. The Jones vehicle also sustained disabling damage and was removed from the scene by Collision Specialist of Fennimore.

The cow involved in the crash died at the scene. The owner of the cattle, Jacob Esch, of rural Fennimore was cited for Livestock at Large. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Fennimore Police and Collision Specialist of Fennimore.


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