Teen in traffic lane struck by car

Teen flown to UW hospital
Teen in traffic lane struck by car

An 18-year-old rural Platteville man was struck by a car Saturday night and flown to a Madison hospital, according to a release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said Jodie Chandler, 37, of Montfort, was traveling west on Highway 81 near Jentz Baker Drive in the town of Ellenboro at 11:45 p.m. when her car struck Michael Shirk who was in the lane of traffic.

Shirk was flown to University of Wisconsin Hospital because of the extent of his injuries, deputies said.