Six Cars Damaged in Hwy 151 Crash

On December 6, 2023 at 7:58 a.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a crash on Hwy 151 at Kieler, north of Cty H.

The investigating deputy learned that Zoee Weber, 20, of Dubuque, was driving her 2009 Chevrolet Impala going south on Hwy 151. A witness who was traveling behind Weber reported that her vehicle was weaving significantly in the right, southbound lane, including over the rumble strip on the shoulder. This went on for about two miles or so according to the witness. The witness said he moved to the left lane and passed Weber’s vehicle and then merged back into the right lane. Weber then moved to the left lane and passed the witness and continued south. That witness, and a second witness, reported that Weber then went to pass a 2014 Ford Explorer driven by Vincent Simonini, 63 of Cassville with his wife, Kelly, age 64 of Cassville also in the vehicle.

The witnesses both reported that Weber’s vehicle appeared to merge to the right, toward Simonini’s vehicle and then suddenly swerved left, losing control, weaving, and eventually striking Simonini’s vehicle. This caused the Explorer to go right, off the shoulder and over the embankment. The Simonini vehicle went through a chain link fence at the rear of Southwest Health’s Kieler Clinic at 3695 Prisim Ln, Kieler, WI. The Explorer then entered the parking lot there and struck four parked cars before coming to rest at the south end of the parking lot. Both Simonini’s reported possible injuries from the crash and were transported by private vehicle to a local hospital for evaluation. Weber’s vehicle left Hwy 151 to the left, entered the median, and came to rest there.

The investigating deputy spoke with Weber and learned that she had been up late the previous evening and up early that morning with very little sleep. She reported that she was very tired as she was driving, trying to get to school.

Weber was cited for Failure to Maintain Control of a Motor Vehicle. All but one of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene (one of the parked cars was drivable). The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Jamestown Fire Department and First Responders, Dickeyville EMS, Kieler Service Center, and Donnie’s Tire and Auto.