Grant Releases

By: News Release
Jan 8th, 2018

Truck on wrong side causes crash
On January 4, 2018, at about 3:00 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on Stage Rd about 3/4 mile south of Hwy 61. The investigating deputy learned that Traci Glanville, 30, of rural Potosi was driving a 2013 Ford F150 going north on Stage Rd. She came around a corner and said that there was a large truck, similar to a milk truck going south but was on the north bound side of the
road. Traci said that she moved as far to the right as she could to avoid hitting the truck. She said that when her truck got in the snow and ice on the shoulder of the road, she lost control. It appeared as though she over corrected and crossed over Stage Rd. Her truck left the road on the left side, went through a ditch and into a fence. She was able to avoid a sign post and free herself from the fence and the ditch with her forward momentum. Traci stopped as soon as safely possible where she waited for the deputy to arrive.  Traci was uninjured in the crash. Her truck sustained moderate damage from the fence, which was also damaged. She was able to drive the
truck from the scene.

One Vehicle Crash
On January 4th, 2018 at approximately 7:50pm, the Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on County Road K near Green River Road. It was discovered that 17 year old Aimee Bowser, of Boscobel, was northbound on County K in a 2000 Lincoln Town Car. Bowser failed to negotiate a slight left and corner and her right side tires entered the shoulder. This caused Bowser's vehicle to go into a slide, and eventually enter the right side ditch and come to a rest after striking a power pole. Bowser received possible minor injuries in the crash and was transported to the hospital via EMS. Bowser's vehicle received severe damage and was towed. Bowser will be cited for Operating After Suspension. Fennimore EMS Terry's Tire and Tow assisted at the scene.

Two vehicle crash
On 1-6-18 at approximately 9:15 a.m., Kris Moravits, age 57 of Prairie du Chien, was driving his 2015 Dodge truck pulling a cattle trailer in Mount Hope township. John Goomey, age 47 of Platteville, was following Moravits in his 2006 Honda. Moravits was making a right turn into a driveway and Goomey attempted to pass him, meaning Kris, on the right striking Kris's truck. No one was injured in the crash and both vehicles sustained moderate damage. The crash remains under investigation.

Hit and Run -- Fenceline
On January 6, 2018 at approximately 9:30am The Grant County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a Hit and Run crash on Stage Rd right at the intersection of Brouillard Hill Rd, located in the Township of Potosi. Sometime during the hours of darkness (the night prior) a vehicle was traveling northbound on Stage Rd and attempted to make a left hand turn westbound on Brouillard Hill Rd. While negotiating the turn the vehicle slid into and though the fence located on the northwest corner of the intersection. The vehicle drove into the field, made a large loop, and the drove back through the fence to get onto the roadway. The vehicle then left the scene westbound on Brouillard Hill Rd. If anyone has any information regarding this crash they are encouraged to contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office.

One vehicle crash
On January 6, 2018 at about 10:45 AM the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a one vehicle crash on Cty B near Fountain Bluff Rd.  The investigating deputy learned that Jason Pothour, 38, of rural Platteville was driving his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado going east from his driveway at about 9:00 AM. He said that his windshield became obscured from snow moving from the windshield wipers and then the sun in his eyes. He said that he started to pull off the road to fix the problem. Jason said that he was not able to see through the windshield and sun and he did not realize he was as far off the road as he was. He struck a road sign on a green T-post, bending the post over and causing minor damage to the right front bumper. He was uninjured in the incident. The crash remains under investigation.

One Vehicle Crash
On 1-6-18 at approximately 10:00 p.m., Wesley Wiest, age 38 of Prairie Du Chien, was driving on Hicklin Hollow RD in Patch Grove Township.  Wesley lost control of his 2015 Dodge Ram and went down an embankment. Wesley struck a tree and the truck overturned coming to rest onits side. Wesley was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was wearing his seatbelt. Westley was not injured in the crash and his truck
sustained sever front end damage. Wesley reported the crash the next morning. Wesley was cited for failure to report a crash. Assisting at the scene was B&M Towing.