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2 Vehicle Accident Highway Closed

STH 81 was closed for about 4 hours Monday due to a Semi vs pickup truck crash. Around 5:36 p.m., the Grant County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a two vehicle crash on STH 81 at CTH D involving a semi -tractor trailer and a pick up pulling a trailer. 29-year old Tyler Johnson of Platteville was driving west on STH 81 pulling a 12 foot trailer. 54-year old Daniel Stewart of Ham Lake MN was traveling east on STH 81 in a 2019 Freightliner pulling a trailer, both owned by Ruan Transport. Stewart’s semi- tractor trailer crossed the center line striking Johnson’s vehicle. Stewart’s Freightliner continued traveling across STH 81 crashing into the north ditch, through a fence coming to a stop in a pasture.┬áJohnson was able to drive his vehicle to the side of the road and he and and his 6 year old passenger were not injured in the crash. Stewart was treated by Southwest EMS and released at the scene. Stewart will be issued citations for operating left of center and failure to maintain control of vehicle.

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