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Deputy, K-9, girl, 3, hurt in crash
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A Grant County Sheriffs squad and a minivan collided Feb. 4, with injuries to two people and a Grant County K-9 dog. - photo by Grant County Sheriff's Department

A Grant County sheriff’s deputy, his K–9 dog, and a 3-year-old Livingston girl were injured in a crash Feb. 4.

The crash occurred on Wisconsin 80 at Clifton Road north of Arthur, when a car driven by Betty Martin, 29, Livingston, pulled away from a stop sign at Clifton Road and 80 and headed east into the path of a Sheriff’s Department SUV driven by Deputy Rick Hottenstein, 46, Platteville, around 3 p.m.

Hottenstein tried to avoid Martin’s vehicle to the left, but was unable to do, according to the sheriff’s department.

Hottenstein checked on the occupants of the Martin vehicle and then started directing traffic, according to the sheriff’s department.

Hottenstein received a wrist injury and bumps and bruises. He was taken by the department to Southwest Health Center. The K-9, Diego, was thrown forward in his kennel, causing injuries. He was taken to Family Pet Hospital in Platteville.

Martin’s daughter, Melissa, 3, received a bump on the head and was taken to a doctor by family.

Martin was ticketed for failure to yield from a stop sign.

Platteville EMS assisted at the scene. The Wisconsin State Patrol investigated the crash.