Double Fatality

By: News Release
Aug 28th, 2018

Double Fatality Crash CTH O West of Elm Rd CFS18-21719 08/26/18 CTY O, POTOSI, WI

Subjects Involved: Driver: Jay Young (67) Cross Plain WI - Deceased Passenger: Florence Poole (98) Madison, WI - Deceased Vehicle Involved: Young was driving a 2014 Subaru Forester On Sunday, August 26, 2018 at approximately 11:21 A.M the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to CTH O west of Elm Road in Harrison Township for a one vehicle crash. Jay Young was driving a 2014 Subaru Forester westbound on CTH O with Florence Poole as a passenger. Both subjects were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Young drove off the north side of the road striking a mailbox, hitting an embankment before going airborne and coming to a rest on the passenger side of the vehicle. Young & Poole were trapped in the vehicle and removed by a passerby. Both individuals were pronounced deceased at the scene by the Grant County Coroners Office. Assisting at the scene were Potosi Fire & EMS, Platteville Fire and Wisconsin State Patrol and the vehicle was towed by Bennett's Auto. The crash remains under investigation. This is the 3rd fatality crash in Grant County for 2018, with a total of 4 people killed.