Grant Releases

By: News Release
Oct 20th, 2018

Car Deer Crash
On October 18, 2018 at 6:43 AM Joellen Taylor, age 61 of Dubuque, along with passenger Paula Timmerman, age 54 of Cuba City, weretraveling north on U.S. Highway 61, just south of Hudson Hollow Road, in a 2011 Ford Escape when a deer ran into the roadway. The vehicle struck the deer, which caused Taylor to lose control of the vehicle and went into the ditch on the west side of the roadway. The vehicle sustained heavy front end damage. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Lancaster EMS, Lancaster Fire, and Arrow
Towing.


One Vehicle Rollover, no Injury
On October 18th at approximately 7:47pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on Liberty Ridge Road near Hill Road. After investigation, it was found that 19 year old Hunter Gundlach, of Lancaster, was northbound on Liberty Ridge Road in a 2007 Ford Ranger. Gundlach crested a slight hill and came upon a "road closed" sign placed in the middle of Liberty Ridge Road. There were no warning lights attached to the sign. Gundlach stated he didn't see the sign until the last second and then swerved to the right to avoid hitting it. Gundlach lost control while trying to correct his vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch on the east side of the road and struck an embankment and a fence.  The vehicle overturned one time and came to a rest on its roof partially in the roadway. Gundlach was able to exit the truck through a window and walk to a neighboring residence to notify them of the crash. Gundlach was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash. The truck received severe damage and was towed. The Stitzer Fire Department and Bennett's Towing assisted at the scene.



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