The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is

trying to find one of the motorists who was

involved in a three-vehicle crash during Sunday’s

blizzard. It happened on Highway-80 near

Louisburg Road in southern Grant County

in the Town of Hazel Green. A vehicle

being driven by 20-year-old Brian Monahan

of Platteville hit a vehicle from behind.

It was being driven by 41-year-old

Laurie Splinter of rural Hazel Green.

There was blowing snow and whiteout

conditions at the time of the crash, and

no one was hurt. But Grant County

Sheriff Nate Dreckman says a third

vehicle came up from behind and hit

Monahan’s vehicle. As a result, Monahan

was pinned between his vehicle and

Splinter’s. He was looking to see if there

was any damage to the vehicles.



Sheriff Dreckman says the third motorist

drove away from the scene and was yelling

and swearing at Monahan, while he was

pinned between the two vehicles.

Monahan was eventually freed and

taken to Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, by

the Hazel Green E M S. That’s where he

was treated for severe leg injuries.


The crash happened on Sunday evening.

Witnesses say the third vehicle was a

dark colored S U V. If you have information

about the third vehicle, call the Grant County

Sheriff’s Department at 723-2157. You can

also call Grant County Crimestoppers at



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