Grant Releases

By: News Release
Jul 25th, 2019

Dump Truck vs Power Line - Road Closed 

On Friday, July 19, 2019 at approximately 12:08 pm a Grant County Sheriff's Deputy responded to a one vehicle crash on Dogtail Rd near White St located in the Township of Potosi. Ryan Joseph, age 48 from Cuba City, was driving a Bard Materials 2003 Freightliner Dump Truck when he struck some overhead power lines. Joseph was exiting a driveway where he had just dumped a load. The dump box had not come all the way down as Joseph entered Dogtail Rd. The front of the dump box caught the overhead power lines. The lines were pulled down and a nearby pole was broke off at the base. There was no damage to the dump truck and Joseph was not injured. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted in the matter by the Potosi Fire Department and Alliant Energy. Joseph was cited for inattentive driving. Dogtail Rd was closed for approximately three hours. 

2 vehicle crash 

On 07/19/2019 at 3:30pm, Jessica Janusiak, 34, of Reedsburg, was at the stop sign of the off ramp of Hwy 151 at Hwy 80/81. Jessica proceeded straight and was struck by Blake Wagner, 19, of Platteville, who was traveling northbound on Hwy 80/81. Jessica's 2008 Ford Taurus and Blake's 2006 Monte Carlo both sustained disabling damage and were removed from the scene. Speed and failure to yield were factors in the crash. The Grant County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Platteville Police Department, Platteville EMS, Platteville Fire Department, SOS Towing and Precision Auto. 




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