Drivers Charged in Two Separate Grant County Accidents

Two people escaped injury in a one-vehicle accident last Friday evening in Grant County. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office says 20 year old Trenton Lewis of Fennimore was north bound on Liberty Ridge Road and failed to negotiate a curve and his vehicle left the roadway. Lewis’s vehicle struck a fence post and barbed wire fence, and traveled downhill into a pasture. The vehicle traveled approximately 300 feet before striking a stump and over turning onto the roof of the vehicle. Lewis and a passenger were uninjured in the crash. Lewis was cited for failure to keep vehicle under control, operating while suspended, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance. He was also issued a written warning for non-registration of an auto.

Two sixteen year olds were injured in pickup accident on East Patch Grove Road Thursday. The Sheriff’s Office says the driver was driving recklessly by “fish tailing” the vehicle in the loose gravel and in doing so lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and caused it to overturn and roll several times before coming to a rest in the field on the north side of the roadway on its wheels. The driver was wearing his seat belt, but his passenger was not, and was ejected from the vehicle. The two were taken by private vehicles to receive treatment at medical centers. The driver was cited for Operator Fail to Have Passenger Seat Belted, Failure to Keep Vehicle Under Control, and a written warning for Display of Unauthorized Registration. The passenger was cited for Riding in Vehicle without Wearing Seat Belt.