On December 23, 2020, at approximately 11:30 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was notified of a two vehicle crash, on Hwy 18 at CthG, in Wingville Township.
A milk truck and a passenger car had collided and both had rolled over. Sheriff's deputies, along with Montfort andLivingston Fire, Fennimore, Highland, and Lancaster EMS. As first responders arrived on scene, it was discovered that the Jaws of Life wasneeded, as well as two Med Flight helicopters.
During the investigation of the crash, it was discovered that Tyler Holthaus, age 30 of Glen Haven, was driving a 2012 Freightliner, south onCth G. Mr. Holthaus told deputies that he looked down at an electronic device and didn't see the stop sign. Mr. Holthaus drove through theintersection and struck a 2021 Subaru, which was being driven by Michael Devlin, age 66 of Mount Hope, who was driving west bound on Hwy18. Mr. Devlin's wife, Nancy Devlin, age 59 was a passenger in the vehicle.
The milk truck struck the Devlin vehicle in the middle of the westbound lane on Hwy 18. The milk truck rolled over in a field, south of Hwy 18, where Mr. Holthaus was able to climb out of the milk truck.Emergency personal worked on removing the trapped occupants from the passenger vehicle. Once Mr. and Mrs. Devlin were removed, one was transported to Upland Hills Medi
cal Center in Dodgeville, where one of the Med Flight helicopters was diverted to that location. The second Med Flight helicopter landed at the scene and took the second injured party from the vehicle. Mr. Holthaus was transported to theGrant Regional Health Center in Lancaster by EMS.All three parties involved were wearing their seat belts. Mr. and Mrs. Devlin remain in critical condition at UW Hospitals in Madison. Mr.Holthaus' injures were minor and both vehicles were a total loss.
This crash remains under investigation by the Grant County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol. Assisting at the scene were,Wisconsin DNR, Montfort and Livingston Fire Departments, Fennimore, Lancaster, and Highland EMS, Haase's Towing, Guy's Towing, andthe Grant County Highway Department.