Grant Releases

By: News Release
Sep 11th, 2019

Numerous Traffic Complaints results in Intoxicated Semi Driver 

On September 6, 2019, at around 5:30 pm, the Grant County Communications Center received several calls of a semi driving recklessly on Hwy 18 west of Montfort. The reports stated the semi was traveling at a high rate of speed as well as passing vehicles in no passing zones and on the shoulder. A Deputy located the semi near Tormey Road at 77 mph in the 55 mph zone. After contact was made with the driver, Tyrone Davis, age 50 of Milwaukee, it was determined that he showed signs of impairment. Davis was arrested for operating motor vehicle while intoxicated. Assisting the Sheriff's Office on scene was Fennimore Police. The incident remains under investigation and additional citations are likely. 

Train Versus boat and Trailer 

On September 8, 2019 around 9:50 a.m, the Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a Train versus boat trailer crash in the Township of Cassville. Michael Bullock, Conductor and Dustin Hennigar engineer were operating a Locomotive for BNSF railway. Mitchell Niehaus, age 23 of Platteville, was operating his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado, with Luke Withrow, age 24 of Platteville, as his passenger. Mitchell was pulling his 14 foot 1996 Starcraft boat behind the truck. Mitchell was in the driveway to Schleicher's Landing Campground. Mitchell drove his truck and boat across the railroad tracks. Mitchell's truck made it across the tracks but his Starcraft boat got struck by the train. The train went through the boat and trailer and the boat was ejected from the trailer and carried about 150 feet from the crossing. The trailer tongue and a section of frame was all that was left attached to the truck. The piece of trailer collided with a parked unattended truck parked next to the cabin and the truck came to rest against the cabin. Assisting at the scene as Donnie's Towing from Dickeyville. No injuries were reported and the crash remains under investigation.  

Car versus pickup with inujuries 

On September 8, 2019 around 12:20 p.m., a Grant County Sheriff's deputy responded to a car versus pickup truck crash at the intersection of Jo Davies Street and Dewey Street in the village of Cassville. Karen Bryant of Cassville was operating her 2009 dodge Caliber, traveling eastbound on Jo Davies Street. John Okey of Cassville was operating a 1999 GMC Seirra pickup truck northbound on Dewey Street. The Bryant vehicle failed to yield the right of way entered the intersection and was struck by the Okey vehicle. The Bryant vehicle then exited the roadway, drove over top the the curb, and over top a small tree on the grass between the curb and sidewalk. Karen Bryant was transported by Cassville Rescue Squad to Grant Regional for non-life threatening injuries. Assisting at the Scene was Band M towing, Cassville fire Department and Cassville Rescue squad. This crash is pending investigation.

One vehicle rollover with injury

On September 9th at approximately 6:30 a.m., Grant County Dispatch received a 911 call reference a one vehicle roll over on US-18 near Fuller Hollow Road and the driver was out of the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Alana Recker, age 53 of Bloomington and she was diving a 2002 Ford Explorer westbound. The right side tire dropped off the newly paved roadway causing the driver to lose control and hit the ditch line before rolling over and coming to rest on it wheels. Recker was transported to Crossing River Hospital to be checked out by West Grant EMS. Assisting at the scene West Grant EMS, Bloomington Fire , and B&M towing. The crash remains under investigation