Grant Fatality

By: KCTN News
Nov 9th, 2019

On November 1, 2019 at approximately 7:34 am Grant County Deputies were dispatched to a report of a one vehicle crash on Hwy 81 near Rattlesnake Rd located in the Township of Beetown. Julie Kuenster, age 60 from rural Cassville, was traveling eastbound on Hwy 81 near Rattlesnake Rd in her 2009 Chevy Aveo. Kuenster's vehicle left the roadway, onto the gravel shoulder, on the south side of Hwy 81. Kuenster then over corrected the vehicle and slid across Hwy 81 in a counter clockwise manor. Once on the north side of Hwy 81 the rear passenger's side of the vehicle struck a guardrail end and violently spun in a clockwise manor. Kuenster's vehicle then went head first into a rock wall embankment. Kuenster was wearing her seatbelt and airbags were deployed. Kuenster was entrapped in the vehicle and was extricated by The Bloomington Fire Department and Bloomington Jaws. Kuenster was transported to Grant Regional Health Center via West Grant EMS for life threatening injuries. The vehicle was removed from the scene by B&M Towing of Bloomington.  From Grant Regional Health Center, Kuenster was transported to UW Hospital in Madison via Med Flight. On Friday November 8, 2019 The Grant County Sheriff's Office was informed that Kuenster had succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and passed away.

This is the 10th person killed in a crash in Grant County for 2019 (Nine crashes total, with 10 people killed).