Two Vehicle Crash in Grant County

On June 13, 2024 at approximately 6:08 am the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a two vehicle crash located on Hwy 18 near Humphrey Rd located in the Township of Patch Grove.

David Drone, age 44 from Bloomington, was operating his 2001 Ford Ranger westbound on Hwy 18. Drone was stopped in the lane of traffic waiting for eastbound traffic to pass so he could turn into the driveway at 10863 Hwy 18. At the same time Jeffery George, age 60 from Mount Hope, was traveling westbound behind Drone in his 2006 Honda Odyssey pulling a fishing boat.

George stated he could not see Drone’s vehicle due to a glare on his glasses from the sun shining in through the back window of his vehicle. George slammed into the back of Drone’s vehicle causing it to careen into the ditch (on the south side) and then roll into the parking lot at 10863 Hwy 18. George was able to pull his vehicle and trailer to the north side of the road after the impact. Drone sustained injuries in the crash and was transported to Crossing Rivers Hospital in Prairie du Chien by West Grant EMS.

Drone’s vehicle sustained severe rear end damages and remained in the parking lot where it came to rest. George was not injured in the crash but his vehicle sustained severe front end damages and was removed from the scene by Terry’s Towing of Boscobel. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

George was cited for Inattentive Driving.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Mount Hope Fire, West Grant EMS, Crossing Rivers EMS, and Terry’s Tire and Tow.