Grant Releases

By: News Release
Feb 5th, 2019

One Vehicle Crash
On January 31st at approximately 1:55 p.m., Trinity Hocking, age 17 of Fennimore, was driving her 2004 Acura westbound on HWY 18 near County P in Patch Grove Township. Trinity lost control of her vehicle while negotiating a curve. The vehicle went into the median and struck a traffic sign causing moderate damage to the vehicle. Trinity and her 2 juvenile passengers were not injured in the crash. Collission Specialists assisted at the scene.

One Vehicle Crash due to Icy Roads
On January 31st at approximately 10:35pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 61/151 southbound near mile marker 1. Upon investigation, it was found that 21 year old Hunter Vaassen, of Dickeyville, was operating a 2008 Buick Lacrosse. Vaassen was negotiating a slight right hand corner when he stated the rear end of the vehicle began to slide out. The roadway was snowy and ice covered. Vaassen lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch on the right side. The front of the vehicle collided with built up snow and ice in the ditch line. The vehicle received moderate damage and had to be towed out of the ditch. Hunter was wearing a seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash. Donnie's Towing out of Dickeyville assisted at the scene.

On February 3, 2019 at 9:50 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 at Cth G. The Sheriff's Office was informed one of the vehicle's involved was in the ditch and the other had fled the scene, traveling east on Hwy 18. Emergency units were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival, the 17 year old female driver of the Buick provided the deputy with the description of the second vehicle involved, which was a dark colored Jeep. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office was provided a BOLO on the offending vehicle. A short time later, an Iowa County Sheriff's Deputy located the offending vehicle in Dodgeville and conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the Jeep Liberty was Kyle Meckley, 30 years old of Fennimore. Mr. Meckley was arrested by the Iowa County Sheriff's Office and transported to Montfort, where he was turned over to a Grant County Deputy. Mr. Meckley was transported to the Grant County Jail without incident and was charged with Hit & Run, Attended Vehicle. The Hit & Run, Attended Vehicle is a misdemeanor offense. Mr. Meckley posted bond and was released. The 2004 Jeep Liberty Mr. Meckley was driving received heavy front end damage and he was wearing his seat belt. The 17 year old female was not injured in the crash, but the 2002 Buick Century she was driving is a total loss. The young lady was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash and no charges will be filed on her. Montfort EMS evaluated the 17 year old female at the scene and she was released to her father. Assisting the Grant County Sheriff's Office with his incident was the Iowa County Sheriff's Office, Montfort Fire and EMS, along with Haase''s Towing. This matter will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney's Office .