Crawford Fatality

By: News Release
Nov 4th, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, 2019 at approximately 3:40 A.M., the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call of a one vehicle traffic crash on STH 171 near Old 61 Rd, in the township of Clayton. The caller stated that the driver of the vehicle was possibly ejected.

Steve A Collins, age 48, of Gays Mills, WI was operating a 2013 Jeep Wrangler eastbound on STH 171. The vehicle went off the right side of the roadway before striking a fire number. The vehicle reentered the roadway before going off a short, steep embankment and back into the eastbound lane. The vehicle began sliding in the roadway, slid across the highway causing the passenger tires to dig into the shoulder of the roadway causing the vehicle to overturn. Mr. Collins was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the rollover.

First Responders arrived on scene, rendered aid and transported Collins to Vernon Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Assisting on scene was North Crawford Rescue, Soldiers Grove Fire Department, Tri State Ambulance and Milo’s Towing.