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Fatal accident north of Lancaster
Traffic shut down for much of the morning

On Thursday, Jan. 29 at about 6:30 a.m. the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a traffic accident on STH 61 and Circle Road in North Lancaster Township.

Donald Martin, 60, Bagley, turned south on Hwy 61 from Circle road. Martin was pulling a goose neck trailer with large round bales of hay. The load was not secure and two of the large round bales of hay fell off in the south bound lane of STH 61.

Robert Kuhn, 48, Fennimore was traveling south on Hwy 61, when he struck one large bale of hay then traveled into the northbound lane.

Nathan Harris, 42, Lancaster was traveling northbound when Harris and Kuhn collided head on. Kuhn was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Ron Sturmer. Harris was transported by the Lancaster Rescue squad to Grant Regional Health Center, and then later transported to a hospital in Madison. Martin was not involved in the accident and left the area and was located later.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster EMS, Lancaster Police, Wisconsin State Patrol, Grant County Coroner’s Office, Grant County Highway Department, and Bennett’s Towing