Grant County, WI - On February 3, 2019 at 9:50 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash on Hwy 18 at Cth G. The Sheriff's Office was informed one of the vehicle's involved was in the ditch and the other had fled the scene, traveling east on Hwy 18. Emergency units were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival, the 17 year old female driver of the Buick provided the deputy with the description of the second vehicle involved, which was a dark colored Jeep. The Iowa County Sheriff's Office was provided a BOLO on the offending vehicle.
A short time later, an Iowa County Sheriff's Deputy located the offending vehicle in Dodgeville and conducted a traffic stop. The driver of the Jeep Liberty was Kyle Meckley, 30 years old of Fennimore. Mr. Meckley was arrested by the Iowa County Sheriff's Office and transported to Montfort, where he was turned over to a Grant County Deputy. Mr. Meckley was transported to the Grant County Jail without incident and was charged with Hit & Run, Attended Vehicle. The Hit & Run, Attended Vehicle is a misdemeanor offense. Mr. Meckley posted bond and was released.
The 2004 Jeep Liberty Mr. Meckley was driving received heavy front end damage and he was wearing his seat belt.
The 17 year old female was not injured in the crash, but the 2002 Buick Century she was driving is a total loss. The young lady was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash and no charges will be filed on her. Montfort EMS evaluated the 17 year old female at the scene and she was released to her father.
Assisting the Grant County Sheriff's Office with his incident was the Iowa County Sheriff's Office, Montfort Fire and EMS, along with Haase''s Towing. This matter will be referred to the Grant County District Attorney's Office .