Three Crashes in Grant County over the Weekend

On September 9th, 2023 at approximately 9:04PM the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries near
the intersection of Airport Rd and Henry Rd in the Township of South Lancaster. Alyssa Miles, age 29 from Platteville, was traveling eastbound on Airport Rd at a high rate of speed when she lost control of the 2004 Honda VT750 she was operating. Miles’ motorcycle slid down the roadway before hitting the grass median and overturning multiple times which caused Miles to be ejected. Miles was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Myles received life threatening injuries and was transported by UW Med Flight to UW Hospital in Madison. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Lancaster Fire, Lancaster EMS, Fennimore Fire, and Bennett’s Towing of Lancaster. The crash remains under investigation.


On 09/10/2023, at approximately 8:43 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one vehicle crash on County Road K just north of Mt. Zion Road in Mount Ida Township. After a brief investigation it was determined that Jake Hoffmann, 20, of Sun Prairie, was traveling north on County Road K in his 2018 Chevrolet Silverado when he fell asleep at the wheel and veered off the roadway into the ditch on the east side of the road. Hoffmann attempted to regain control of the vehicle but was unable to. The vehicle traveled north in the east ditch for approximately 150 yards before striking a culvert and going airborne for approximately 20 feet before continuing in the ditch. The vehicle came to rest when it struck a TDS Telecom utility box and a group of small tress. No injuries were reported. The vehicle was removed from the scene by Bill’s Body Shop out of Fennimore.


On September 10, 2023 at approximately 9:15 A.M., Heather Hinman, 18 of Hazel Green, was driving her parents 2012 Chevy Cruze, south on Cth D in Smelser Township. Hinman was negotiating a curve on Cth D and drove into the opposite lane. Hinman over-corrected and drove into the west ditch, striking a field road, before entering a creek. The 2012 Chevy Cruze over-turned and came to rest on its roof in the creek. Hinman was able to crawl out of the vehicle and a passing motorist stopped to render aid and notify Sheriff’s Office of the crash. Units from the Cuba City Fire Department, Southwest Health EMS, and a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the scene. Hinman was transported to the Southwest Health Center for possible injures sustained during the crash. Hinman was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash and no charges will be filed. Guy’s Towing of Kieler removed the vehicle from the creek, which was a total loss.