Motorcycle vs. Deer
On June 13th 2022 at 9:00 pm, Nathan Brown (37) of Benton, was headed south on Highway 80 on his 1999 Buell Cyclone motorcycle. A deer came into Brown's path and he struck it causing him to loose control of his Cyclone and began to slide on the roadway until he became separated from the Cyclone. Hazel Green EMS, Hazel Green Fire, and Donnie's Towing responded to the scene to assist. Brown was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Hit and Run
Between the hours of 10pm on June 15, 2022, through 6am on June 16, 2022, a vehicle driving north on Borah Rd, North Lancaster Township, failed to negotiate the curve at the intersection of Borah Rd and Scenic Rd. The involved vehicle drove through the ditch and struck a gate, belonging to John Schindler, of rural Lancaster. The vehicle involved backed out of the pasture and fled the scene without notifying the Mr. Schindler and or law enforcement. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office.
Load Falls from Trailer Causes Crash
On June 16, 2022 at approximately 3:55pm the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a vehicle crash located on Hwy 80 near Lone Rd located in the Township of Smelser.
Justin Redfearn, age 37 from rural Hazel Green, was traveling southbound in his company's 2005 Ford F450 super duty pulling a trailer loaded with large plastic containers. At the same time Mildred Kaiser, age 58 from Cuba City, was traveling northbound on Hwy 80 in her 2017 Dodge Journey. One of the large plastic containers from the Redfearn trailer fell off in front of Kaiser's vehicle. Kaiser struck the plastic container sending it careening into the southbound lane. At that time, Benjamin Busch, age 22 from Bellevue IA was traveling south bound in his company's 2015 International Straight Truck. Busch stuck the large plastic container, sending it into the west ditch line. There were no injuries in the crash. Kaiser's Journey sustained heavy front end damages and was removed from the scene by Donnies Tire and Tow of Dickeyville. The International sustained minor front end damages and was driven from the scene by Busch. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assist at the scene by Cuba City EMS, Cuba City Fire Department, and the Cuba City Police Department. Redfearn was cited for Failure to Properly Secure a Load.
Traffic Stop/Drug Arrest
On Friday, June 17, 2022, in the Township of Marion. A Grant County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 133 west of Peer Road following their observation of an equipment violation.
During the course of the traffic stop the driver, Regina M Price age 43 of Decorah, Iowa provided the Deputy with a false name when identifying herself. During the traffic stop the driver's real identity was discovered by the Deputy. It was also discovered during the investigation that drug paraphernalia was within the vehicle.
Recovered and seized during a search of the vehicle was suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, drug paraphernalia, scales, plastic baggies with and without suspected drug residue among other drug related items.
Price was taken into custody for possession of methamphetamine and resisting or obstructing an officer. Price was transported to the Grant County Jail for booking.
Price was referred to the Grant County District Attorney's Office for Possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. Price was also issued a citation for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Two additional passengers had been within the vehicle. One passenger was an adult and the other was a juvenile.
One vehicle crash with injury
On 6/19/2022 at approximately 12:09 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a one vehicle crash in the town of Wyalusing.
The driver of the vehicle, Mikayla Weber, age 23, of Robinson, TX, was westbound on CTH C near Markley Hollow Rd when she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway. Weber lost control of her vehicle and entered the south ditch where the vehicle struck a culvert and sustained heavy front end damage. The vehicle came to rest in the roadway on CTH C. Weber and her two passengers, Vincent Weber age 27 of Robinson, TX and Nicholas Weber age 24 of Bagley, WI all sustained minor injuries. Vincent Weber was found to be in possession of an open intoxicant and was subsequently cited for the issue. Mikayla and Vincent were treated at the scene while Nicholas was transported to Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien by West Grant EMS. All occupants of the vehicle were wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by West Grant EMS, Bagley First Response, Bloomington Fire, and B&M Towing.