Cheryl Mader Obituary, Death- The Grant County Sheriff’s Office has stated that a motorist was “heavily under the influence of alcohol and marijuana” at the time of an event that resulted in the death of a Prairie du Chien woman as well as the serious wounding of her husband and two of her young grandsons.
The collision also caused the woman’s spouse to sustain injuries that are considered to be life-threatening. The driver, who has been identified as Benjamin Steiger, was operating a Dodge 1500 truck that had crossed the centerline and collided with a Toyota RAV4 that was traveling in the opposite direction on Highway 18 at Hicklin Hollow Road on Sunday evening, as stated in the report that was made by the Sheriff’s Office on Monday morning.
It was found that Cheryl Mader, who had been a passenger in the RAV4, had passed dead at the scene of the collision. Mader was 73 years old at the time of her passing. The couple’s grandchildren, ages 5 and 7, as well as the woman’s husband, Dale Klemme, who was driving the SUV at the time of the accident, all had injuries that were considered to be life-threatening and had to be transported to the hospital. The Sheriff’s Office said that Steiger, 57, only had minor injuries as a consequence of the incident and did not require transportation as a result of his condition.
Since that time, he has been detained on several counts, some of which include causing injury while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, causing death while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and possessing drug paraphernalia. As a result of these accusations, he was arrested and taken into custody in Grant County. According to the statement made by the Sheriff’s Office, their investigation into the crash is still active.