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Grant County Accidents

One Vehicle Crash 

On March 22, 2024 at approximately 6:34am a Grant County Deputy came across a one vehicle crash located on Hwy 81 near Old Lancaster Rd located in the Township of Platteville. Joshua Miller, age 46 from Burlington, NC, was traveling westbound in his rented 2023 Ford F150. Miller lost control on the snow covered roadway and slid across the eastbound lanes and struck a street sign and slid down an embankment. Neither Miller nor his two passengers were injured in the crash and they were all wearing their seatbelts. The vehicle sustained minor but disabling damages on the driver's side and was removed from the scene by Arrow Towing of Lancaster. 


Failure to Control leads to one vehicle crash. 

On 3/22/24 at around 9:16 am Grant County Dispatch was advised of a one vehicle crash on USH 151 at the CTH XX overpass in the town of Platteville.  

The driver of the vehicle, Aaron Schmidt, age 35 of Madison, was traveling in the right lane of southbound traffic on USH 151 at the overpass for CTH XX when he attempted to pass another southbound vehicle on the snowy wet roadway. Schmidt entered the left lane of southbound travel and began to pass however he lost control of his vehicle and struck the cement bridge rail of the overpass on the right side of the roadway. Schmidt's vehicle, a 2015 Toyota Camry, sustained disabling damage. Schmidt was subsequently cited for failure to maintain control of his vehicle. The Grant County Highway Department and SOS Towing assisted with the crash. Schmidt sustained minor injuries and was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. 


TWO VEHICLE CRASH 

On March 22, 2024, at approximately 1:30 P.M., Thomas Welter, 61 of Dickeyville, was driving east on Hwy 18 in Mt. Hope Township in a 2017 Ford truck and was towing a Sloan's box type trailer, both owned by Sloan's Implement, when he reports he was slowing down to turn north into a private driveway to make a delivery.  

At the same time, Angelo Cook, age 49 of Atlanta GA, was driving a 2024 Freightliner semi eastbound, a short distance behind Mr. Welter. Mr.  Cook reports the Welter vehicle was stopped in the middle of Hwy 18, without any turn signals activated, just before the driveway. Mr. Cook  passed the Welter vehicle, in a passing zone, while Mr. Welter was still in the eastbound lane of Hwy 18. As Mr. Cook had almost completed  his pass, Mr. Welter turned north and struck the rear bumped of the trailer in the west bound lane. Mr. Welter reports seeing the semi making  the pass at the last minute and Mr. Welter attempted to avoid the trailer, but wasn't able too.  

The 2017 Ford truck received front end damage and Mr. Welter was able to drive the truck away from the crash scene. The semi/trailer had no damage.  

No injures were reported and no charges will be filed in this matter. 


Inattentive driving leads to crash 

On 3/24/24 at around 8:08 am Grant County Dispatch was advised of multiple mailboxes damaged in the village of Bagley on Willow Lane. 

When a deputy arrived on scene they learned that Dylan Digman, age 23 of Cuba City, had been eastbound on Willow Lane when he struck a group of mailboxes. Digman stopped to speak with a nearby homeowner and his information was relayed to the Sheriff's Office. Digman admitted that he was talking to a passenger in his vehicle (2019 Ram 1500) when he took his eyes of the road and struck the group of mailboxes. Digman was subsequently cited for Inattentive Driving. Digman and his passenger were both wearing their seatbelt and no one was injured in the crash. 

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