Lost driver crashes through a barn

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A lost driver looking at his smartphone for directions ended up crashing into a barn in Glen Haven Township Monday night, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to a report of a vehicle that crashed into a barn on East Glen Road July 12 at about 9:55 p.m.

Dominik McVay, 17, of Mineral Point, was traveling east on East Glen Road in his 2011 Nissan Rogue. He told officers he was lost due to the road construction in the area. While looking at his phone for directions, McVay did not see the 90- degree curve in the road and left the roadway, struck a barn, went all the way through the barn, and eventually struck a large concrete barrier/cattle feeder. The vehicle displaced the cattle feeder before finally coming to rest. McVay was wearing his seat belt and only sustained minor injuries. The vehicle had very heavy damages to the front and was removed by B&M Auto Tire and Towing of Bloomington. 

McVay was cited for inattentive driving. 

There were no cattle in the barn at the time of the crash. They had been moved from the barn only hours before.

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