Workers Struck

Truck hits traffic barrel which struck 2 workers

On Tuesday May 25, 2021 at approximately 11:06 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was requested by the Highway Department in assistance in slowing traffic on US 151 north of exit 8 while road repairs were completed. A Grant County squad was on 151 attempting to slow traffic. At 11:06 a.m., Dispatch was notified that a Penske Truck struck one of the orange barrels which in turn struck two highway department employees. The truck was stopped on US 151 at Southwest Road. The driver, Timothy Banks (55) of Memphis Tennessee admitted to striking the barrel. Banks was cited for failure to move over/slow down for a highway maintenance vehicle. The employees were not injured in the incident