Grant County Accidents

On 12/16/22 at approximately 12:22 am the Grant County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle crash with no one around on CTH N
near E Park Ln in the town of Waterloo.
When law enforcement arrived on scene they met with the reporting party, Alex Taylor, age 32, of rural Potosi. Taylor had been the reporting
party for the crash. Taylor led deputies to believe that she did not have contact with the driver of the vehicle on the night of the crash.
Deputies continued their investigation and learned that Kelsey Borcherding, age 29, of Lancaster, had been the driver of the vehicle (2015
Ford Explorer). It wasn’t until later in the day on the 16th before Deputies had contact with Borcherding. Borcherding admitted to being the
driver of the vehicle. Borcherding had been northbound on CTH N when she lost control of her vehicle on the slippery roadway before striking
an embankment which caused disabling damage to her vehicle. Borcherding went on to confess that she had spoke with Taylor on the night
of the crash and that she had used Taylor’s phone to contact her father. Deputies followed up with Taylor who admitted to obstructing officers.
Borcherding was cited for failure to report an accident, failure to maintain control of her vehicle, operating while suspended, and failure to wear
her seat belt.
Taylor was issued a county ordinance citation for obstructing an officer.
Borcherding was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Donnie’s Towing.

Two Vehicle Crash
CFS22-31295 12/16/22 Highway 81/Whig Road, Platteville, WI 53818
On 12/16/2022, at approximately 8:53 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two vehicle crash near the intersection of
Highway 81 and Whig Road in Lima Township. After a brief investigation it was determined that Marcus Snyder, age 19 of Fennimore, was
traveling west on Highway 81 in a 2010 Ford F250 when he lost control of the vehicle due to slick road conditions. Snyder started off of the
roadway on the north side of Highway 81 before over correcting and crossing into oncoming traffic and being struck by Terrance Wedig, age
68 of Cuba City, who was driving east bound in a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado. Wedig’s vehicle struck Snyder’s vehicle in the passenger side and
both vehicles ended up in the ditch on the south side of Highway 81. No injuries were reported. Assisting at the scene was Bennett’s Towing
out of Lancaster, WI.

Truck vs. Sign and Utility Box
On December 16th at approximately 3:02 pm, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by a Grant County Highway Department plow driver of a vehicle
that had entered the ditch, struck a Stop Sign and Utility Box and then drove away from the scene. The crash occurred on Highway 18/35 at
Fuller Hollow Road.
Shortly after a Deputy arrived at the scene, the offending vehicle returned to the crash site. After investigation, it was found that 62 year old
Mark Mulrooney, of Fennimore, was operating his 2016 Dodge Ram westbound on Highway 18. Mulrooney stated he was attempting to slow
down and turn right onto Fuller Hollow Road, but he began to slide on the snow covered road. Mulrooney stated he may have been going a bit
too fast to make the turn. The truck slid through the intersection and entered the ditch, striking a stop sign and utility box. Mulrooney drove out
of the ditch and back onto Highway 18 before eventually looping around and coming back to the scene. The truck received moderate damage
and was driveable. Mulrooney was wearing his seatbelt and was uninjured. Mulrooney was cited for Failure to Keep a Vehicle Under Control.

Vehicle vs Utility Pole Crash
CFS22-31378 12/17/22 Highway 80/Louisburg Road, Hazel Green, WI 53811
On 12/17/2022, at approximately 9:36 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle crash involving a utility pole just
north of Hazel Green.
After a brief investigation it was determined that Daniel Koranda, 19, of Hazel Green, was traveling north on Highway 80 in Hazel Green
Township, in his 2003 Mercury Mountaineer when he lost control of his vehicle due to slick road conditions. Koranda’s vehicle started toward
the ditch on the east side of Highway 80 before he over corrected sending the vehicle across oncoming traffic and into the ditch on the west
side of Highway 80. Koranda’s vehicle ended up striking a utility pole on the west side of Highway 80 before coming to a stop in the ditch.
Koranda was transported to Finley Hospital in Dubuque where he was treated and released for minor injuries. Assisting at the scene were
Hazel Green Fire, Hazel Green EMS, and Automotion Towing of Kieler.

CFS22-31398 12/17/22 GASNER HOLLOW RD, BAGLEY, WI 53801
On December 17, 2022 at 12:40 P.M., Aidan Gage, 17 of Bloomington, was driving a 2011 Chevy Malibu, south on Gasner Hollow Rd in
Wyalusing Township. Gage was negotiating a curve in the road and lost control of the vehicle on the snow covered road. Gage entered the
east ditch and the Malibu rolled, coming to rest on its top. Gage was wearing his seat belt and was not injured in the crash. The vehicle was
removed by B&M’s Towing and no charges will be filed in this matter. The vehicle was totaled in the crash.
Vehicle Vs. Utility Pole Leads to OWI Arrest
CFS22-31447 12/17/22 HWY 80/Lone rd, CUBA CITY, WI
On 12/17/2022 the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 80 near Lone Road.
Jesus Perez, age 29 of Cuba City was operating his 2009, Black, Nissan Rouge East bound on Lone Road. Perez approached the intersection
of Lone Road and Highway 80. Perez failed to stop at the stop sign and proceeded through the intersection. Perez’s vehicle left the roadway,
entered a residential yard, and struck a utility power pole. Multiple power lines were damaged as a result of the crash. Perez’s vehicle
sustained heavy damage as a result of the crash. Around the same time of the crash, power outages in local municipalities were reported.
During the course of the crash investigation, it was determined Perez was intoxicated. Perez was subsequently arrested and cited for
operating while intoxicated 1st offense. Perez was also cited for failure to keep vehicle under control, failure to stop at a stop sign, and
operating without a license. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Cuba City Police Department, Donnie’s Tire
and Tow of Dickyville, and Alliant Energy Utilities.