Glen Haven Man Dies in Grant County Crash

A car-semi crash in Grant County has claimed the life of a Glen Haven man. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened just before 8:00 Wednesday morning on Highway 61 near Peer Road South of Boscobel.

A car driven by 33 year old Nathan Williams of rural Glen Haven was traveling north on Highway 61 with his toddler son in the back seat.  The car crossed the center line at a curve in the road and collided with a southbound semi with an empty flatbed trailer driven by 47 year old Jeremy Cook of Dubuque. The truck came to rest in the middle of the highway and the car came to rest on the west side of the road, just off the shoulder.

The toddler was transported to Gunderson Hospital in Boscobel. Williams was also taken to Gunderson-Boscobel a short time later.  The toddler was examined and observed at the hospital.  Williams was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.  Cook was not injured in the crash.

The toddler had been restrained in an appropriate child safety seat in the back seat of the car while Williams appeared to have been unrestrained.  The driver of the semi-truck was also wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wisconsin State Patrol Technical Reconstruction Unit.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Boscobel Fire and EMS, Fennimore EMS, the Wisconsin State Patrol, and the Grant County Highway Department.