Grant Releases

By: News Release
Dec 29th, 2018

On December 27th at approximately 3:26am, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle rollover-crash on Highway 61 near Stenner Hill Road. Upon investigation, it was found that 30 year old Whitney Howard of Duluth, Minnesota, was operating her 1998 Ford Explorer northbound on Highway 61. Howard failed to negotiate a right hand turn and her vehicle left the road on the left side. The vehicle struck an embankment and hillside before overturning an unknown amount of times. The vehicle came to a rest on its wheels facing south. Howard's
children, ages 13 and 10, were backseat passengers in the vehicle. All three occupants were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated using JAWS equipment. All three occupants were transported via ambulances to Gundersen Area Boscobel Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. All three occupants were wearing seatbelts. The Fennimore Fire Department, Fennimore EMS, Boscobel EMS, and Collision Specialists Towing assisted at the scene. Howard was cited for Operating a Vehicle without a Valid Driver's License. Drugged Driving, Fourth Offense

On December 27, 2018 at approximately 9:50 am the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a report of a vehicle parked in the middle of Quarry Rd just south of Clay Hollow Rd located in Smelser Township. They complainant stated there was a male driver slumped over the steering wheel. After some investigation, the driver, Jacob Cammack age 28 from rural Platteville, was arrested for OWI, fourth offense, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating After Revocation, and 12 counts of Misdemeanor Bail Jumping as he is out on bond for cases in Grant, Iowa, and Dane Counties. Cammack was transported to the Grant County Jail where he remains without bond.  The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted in this matter by the Cuba City Police Department.

On December 28, 2018 at 8:15 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash, on Hwy 18 at Park Rd, Mt. IdaTownship. Sheriff deputies and Fennimore Fire and EMS, along with Lancaster EMS, were dispatched to the scene. Upon arrival, it was determined that Renae Hilger, age 18 of Fennimore, was driving her 2015 Chevy Cruze, east on Hwy 18. Ms. Hilger crossed the centerline and struck a 2014 Nissan Sentra, which was traveling west bound and was being driven by Gabriel Graber, age28 of Livingston. Ms. Graber
swerved to avoid a HEAD-ON crash and Hilger vehicle struck the driver's side of the Graber vehicle. Fennimore Fire and EMS were able to free Ms. Graber from the vehicle with the use of the Jaws of Life. Ms. Graber was transported to the Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster with non life threatening injures. Ms. Hilger was also transported to the Grant Regional Health Center with non life threatening injures. The injured parties were wearing seat beats and both vehicles were a total loss. Ms. Hilger was issued a citation for Operating left of
the centerline. Both vehicles were removed by Collision Specialists. Assisting the Sheriff's Office at the scene was the Grant County Highway Department, Fennimore Fire and EMS, along with Lancaster EMS.