Golf Cart Accident

By: News Release
Aug 5th, 2019

On Saturday Night, August 03rd 2019, the Dubuque County Sheriff's Office along with Epworth Fire and Ambulance responded to a report of a personal injury accident that had occurred on 1st Ave. NE in Epworth involving a golf cart. 

Upon arrival deputies located a male subject lying on the roadway that had suffered a head injury. The subject was identified as Bradley Wolfe (41) of Dubuque. Mr. Wolfe was transported to Mercy Hospital in Dubuque and transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals in lowa City, where he is listed as being in the Intensive Care Unit. 

The golf cart and driver were both gone from the scene upon arrival of law enforcement officers. Information was obtained from witnesses at the scene who identified the driver of the golf cart as Douglas Ernzen (40) of Epworth. Mr. Ernzen was located later in the evening and did admit to being the operator of the golf cart at the time of the incident. 

The investigation into the incident is on-going. Further updates will be provided as they become available