The weekend was a particularly deadly one on Grant County roadways, as two separate accidents took the lives of three total people.
The first fatality took place Saturday afternoon. On May 7 approximately 3:47 p.m., Daniel J. Jones, age 61 of Fennimore, lost control of his motorcycle while overtaking another vehicle on CTH K near Hunter`s Hollow Rd. Daniel was unresponsive when police and EMS arrived on scene. CPR was started and Daniel was transported by Fennimore EMS to Grant Regional Health Center.
Daniel was later pronounced dead at the hospital by the Grant County Coroner.
The Fennimore Police Department, Fennimore EMS, and Wisconsin DNR, assisted at the scene. Haase`s Towing, of Montfort, removed the motorcycle.
Two die in collision
Two men were killed and two were injured in a crash at the intersection of Wisconsin 80 and Wisconsin 81 south of Platteville early Sunday.
Robert McCabe, 61, Cuba City, and an unidentified Hispanic man were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Grant County coroner.
Manuel Perez, 22, address unknown, and another unidentified Hispanic man were taken by Med Flight helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison with what the Grant County Sheriff’s Office called “life-threatening injuries” in a news release.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, McCabe was driving south on Wisconsin 80/81 when one of the unidentified Hispanic men, driving a Jeep owned by Juan M. Flores-Flores, address unknown, was driving west on 81 around 12:45 a.m. The driver of the Jeep failed to stop at the stop sign at 81 and 80 and hit McCabe’s van in its driver’s side door, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The intersection was closed for five hours.
Assisting at the scene and in closing parts of Wisconsin 80, 81 and 80/81 were Southwest Health and Cuba City EMS; Platteville, Cuba City and Belmont firefighters; Platteville, Cuba City and UW–Platteville police; the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office; and the Wisconsin State Patrol crash reconstruction unit.
The crash remains under investigation as the Sheriff’s Office collects statements and attempts to identify the unidentified men.