21-year-old man crashes after looking down at phone

21-year-old man crashes after looking down at phone

A 21-year-old man’s pickup truck was a total loss after he crashed into a tree while checking his phone, officials said.

Jacob D. Taylor, of Lancaster, was westbound on County Road HH just east of Dickeyville when he looked down at his cellphone, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

His pickup truck left the roadway, fell into a ditch and crashed into stone landscaping and a tree. Taylor had minor injuries but refused treatment at the scene.

Taylor’s truck — a 2006 F250 — was a total loss, according to the release.

He was cited for inattentive driving and failure to maintain control of the vehicle, according to the release.

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