The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help in the search for a 30-year-old DeForest man whom fled the scene of an SUV wreck Sunday night, officials said.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office said William L. Hunt was involved in a rollover crash shortly before 11 p.m. on Highway K in the town of Springfield. He fled the scene on foot, and despite an extensive search that night, law enforcement members weren't able to find him.
Sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said the rural area on County Road K near Vosen Road consists primarily of cornfields full of mature corn, making the search difficult. Utility vehicles, K-9 teams and drones are being utilized in the investigation.
According to the report, evidence inside the 1998 Nissan Pathfinder Hunt was driving suggests that he was injured, and his cellphone was found at the scene.
Anyone with information on Hunt's whereabouts is asked to call the non-emergency Dane County Communications Center line at 608-266-4948. Area residents are asked to check their property thoroughly for any evidence of his presence.
Schaffer said a photo f Hunt was not available Tuesday morning.