Grant County Accidents

A Peosta, Iowa man was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on October 21st in Grant County. 19 year old Isiah Roling was traveling east on County Highway O near Beagle Lane
when he lost control on a sharp downhill corner and went down a steep embankment. Roling received moderate injuries as a result of the crash and was taken to the hospital by EMS. He was cited for failure to maintain control.

A Madison man was charged with leaving the scene of an accident on the morning of October 22nd. Grant County authorities were notified of a vehicle in the ditch that had hit a tree on Dutch Hill Road in Woodman Township. A short time later, 22 year old Alex Gebhard of Madison, arrived at the scene and stated he had been the driver of the car. He lost control of the vehicle and entered the ditch on the left side went down a steep embankment before striking a tree and coming to a rest. Gebhard walked to a relative’s house a short distance from the crash scene. He was not injured in the crash and was cited for Failure to Notify Police of an Accident and Failure to Keep a Vehicle Under Control.

A Cuba City man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Smelzer Township. 43 year old Ronald Spark of Dubuque was attempting to turn into a driveway on Model Road to deliver a package. 17 year old Cody Houtakker of Cuba City was traveling west when he noticed the Spark vehicle turning into the driveway and attempted to avoid the crash. Spark crashed into Houtakker in the driveway. Houtakker was transported to Finley Hospital in Dubuque by private vehicle. Spark was cited for failure to yield right of way while making a left turn.

A Lancaster man faces several charges after a report of a Hit and Run early Sunday morning on the west side of Platteville. 24 year old Marcelo Romero Garcia was eastbound on County Road B when, according to Garcia, he fell asleep. He left the north side of the roadway and struck several mailboxes, a road sign and a guide wire for a power pole. Garciafled the scene with parts of the mailboxes stuck under the truck. A Grant County Deputy located him traveling east on Main Street in the downtown area, the front end of the truck had very heavy damage and the engine was leaking oil. The Deputy initiated a traffic stop and Garcia eventually stopped. He was cited for no driver’s license, no insurance, hit and run property damage, and inattentive driving.

And early Monday Grant County Deputies responded to the intersection of West Roosevelt Street and North Main Street in Cuba City for a report of a two vehicle traffic crash/rollover. 19 year old Kelsey Schilling, age 19 of Darlington was traveling east on West Roosevelt Street and failed to yield the right of way at the intersection of North Main Street and West Roosevelt Street and struck a vehicle being driven by 28 year old Conner Deiter of Cuba City. Schilling’s vehicle turned over onto its side as a result of the crash. Both Schilling and Deiter refused to be taken to the hospital. Schilling will be cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way from a Stop Sign. The accident is under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.