Grant County authorities say a
man who was texting while he
was driving caused a major crash
on Highway-151 south of Platteville
yesterday (Monday) morning, that
resulted in liquid manure being
spilled all over the highway.
Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman
says 37-year-old Matthew Bruhn
of Jefferson was driving south on
Highway-151 at around 11:30 am.
Dreckman says Bruhn had been
texting while he was driving and
talking on his cell phone, when
his vehicle hit the back of a
tractor that was pulling a trailer
full of liquid manure. The tractor
was being operated by Matthew Miller
The car Bruhn was driving…a brand
new Ford Mustang convertible that
he had rented from Avis…received
severe front end damage.
Authorities say Bruhn is uninjured
and because he was wearing his
seatbelt at the time of the crash,
it most likely saved his life.
Miller told investigating officers
he was shook-up, but he refused
Grant County authorities were
helped by Platteville Fire and E M S,
the Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources, UW-Platteville Police,
Guy’s Towing and Precision Towing
at the crash scene.
Sheriff Dreckman also says the
Platteville Fire Department helped
at the crash scene to control
traffic on Highway-151, and helped
to reduce the risk of other crashes
on the road at that time.