A man from Mineral Point is dead
after a one-vehicle accident yesterday
(Thursday) in Iowa County.
Authorities say 27-year-old
James C. Richards was initially
taken to Upland Hills Health in
Dodgeville. He was later transferred
to UW-Hospital in Madison where
he was pronounced dead.
Richards was driving north on
Highway-23 near Highway-39
and southeast of Mineral Point.
That’s when his truck went off
the road and crashed. Authorities
say Richards was thrown from
the vehicle, and it’s believed he
wasn’t wearing his seatbelt at the
time of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
Iowa County authorities say alcohol
and the speed of Richards’ vehicle
are believed to be factors in the crash.
Mineral Point Fire and E M S helped
at the scene.