3 injured in 3-vehicle rear-end crash, officials say

3 injured in 3-vehicle rear-end crash, officials say

Three people were injured in a three-vehicle rear-end crash Tuesday morning in Lancaster, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Grant County sheriff’s deputies responded around 11:15 a.m. to reports of a three-vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 61 just south of the intersection of Highway 129, officials said.

Jesse Hayes, 34, of Dubuque, Iowa, was driving a 2016 Western Star semitruck full of soda for Pepsi with 40-year-old Angela Spease, of Reedsburg, driving a 2005 Pontiac minivan in front of him, according to the release. A 2007 Ford Focus, being driven by 26-year-old Tyler Sporle, of Black Earth, was also in front of the semi.

The three units were driving through a construction zone when Sporle and Spease started to slow down for someone making a left turn into Shopko, investigators said. Hayes told deputies he did not see them because he was looking away, and struck Sporle’s vehicle, pushing it into Spease’s vehicle.

The three people in Spease’s vehicle, 17-year-old Makayla Spease, of Reedsburg, 89-year-old Shirley Spease, of Appleton, and 44-year-old Darcy Fields, of Reedsburg, were taken to Grant Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.