One man injured, another arrested after hit-and-run in Lincoln County
For the Tomahawk Leader
LINCOLN COUNTY – A man is in custody and facing charges after injuring another man in a hit-and-run in Lincoln County on Sunday, Nov. 28.
According to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, at approximately 6:23 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a hit-and-run involving one vehicle and one pedestrian on State Rd. 17 near County Hwy. X. Upon arrival, deputies learned that a male, age 37, had stopped his vehicle on State Rd. 17 and exited the vehicle to speak to the driver of the vehicle behind him “for driving too close to his vehicle.” The driver of the second vehicle was a male, age 49.
“A verbal altercation took place and the 49-year-old accelerated to drive around the first vehicle,” the Sheriff’s Office stated. “While the 49-year-old was leaving the scene, he struck the 37-year-old with his vehicle.”
The Sheriff’s Office said the 37-year-old male sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
During the investigation into the incident, information was provided to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office regarding the vehicle that had struck the 37-year-old male. Oneida County deputies located the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.
Oneida County deputies located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Ultimately, the driver of the suspect vehicle was placed under arrest for Hit and Run Causing Injury and 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and was transported to Lincoln County Jail.
The names of the parties involved were not released as of press time on Monday, Nov. 29.
The investigation is ongoing, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Agencies assisting with the incident were Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Merrill EMS and Town of Russell First Responders.