A 47-year-old Belmont man died in what the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department described as an “intentional” crash near Lone Rock Tuesday evening, Aug. 7.
Milan D. Halverson, 26569 Center Dr., was killed when his car hit the rock wall on Wisconsin 130/133 just south of the Wisconsin River bridge, according to the sheriff’s department.
The crash ended a day-long search involving Iowa and Lafayette county authorities and Platteville police that required a lockdown of Southwest Health Center Aug. 7.
The Lafayette County 911 Center received a report Tuesday at 10:13 a.m. of “a person climbing a farm silo who was intending to fall to his death” on Center Drive Road in the Town of Elk Grove, according to a sheriff’s department news release.
Sheriff’s deputies and Belmont police responded to the scene, along with the Belmont Ambulance Service.
Authorities learned in a search of the home for Halverson that “there had been a domestic battery incident at the residence,” the Lafayette County news release said.
An all-points bulletin for Halverson was issued at 10:45 a.m. for felon possession of a handgun and domestic battery charges.
“We were in a lockdown for several hours with a potential security threat,” said Jaime Collins, SHC’s director of marketing and communications. “Patients and staff were not in any immediate or imminent danger. The decision to secure our doors was a proactive one made in response to a potential threat, not an immediate one.”
The victim of the domestic incident was treated and released from “an area hospital” Wednesday, according to the Lafayette County release.
Halverson’s 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix was discovered at the 130/133 intersection around 9:07 p.m., with severe damage from hitting the rock wall, according to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Department news release. Halverson was pronounced dead at the scene by Iowa County Coroner Wendell Hamlin.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that the crash was an intentional act,” the Iowa County news release said.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Lone Rock Fire Department and EMS also responded to the crash.