Grant County Accidents

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department has released the details on three accidents last week.

On Tuesday evening a car driven by 16 year old Scott Bendorf of Lancaster was traveling east on Aupperle Road with three teenage passengers, all of Lancaster. Bendorf failed to stop at the stop sign at the intersection of Stage Road and struck the passenger side of a vehicle driven by 68 year old Timothy Bleich of Potosi, pushing Bleich’s vehicle into the pasture. Bendorf’s vehicle came to a rest in the ditch on the southeast side of the roadway. Three of the occupants in the vehicles were transported to Grant Regional Health Center for their injuries, with two of them being transferred via Med Flight.  The crash remains under investigation.

A two vehicle crash occurred Wednesday Monday near the intersection of Highway 35/61 and Airport Road in Lancaster. 81 year old John Brinkmann of Cassville was cited for failure to maintain control after an investigation determined that he failed to notice a truck, driven by Eric Van Natta, slowing down to make a left hand turn onto Airport Road. Brinkmann was unable to stop before rear-ending the truck. Brinkmann was evaluated by EMS on scene and released. Van Natta was not injured.

A Platteville woman was cited for trespassing Saturday night following a hit and run. 50 year old Beth Mcvay was driving southbound on County Highway in Lima Township and lost control of her vehicle and went into the right side ditch striking an embankment and culvert. She then went into a residence in the area without permission to charge her cell phone to call for a ride. Mcvay then left the scene of the crash. The crash and trespass were reported about 9 hours later by the property owner. Mcvay was not injured in the crash and was cited for hit and run, failure to report a crash, failure to maintain control, and trespassing.