Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report: Nov. 21, 2022
As reported by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Monday, Nov. 21:
A portion of State Rd. 107 was closed for over four hours Sunday night, Nov. 20, into the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 21, following a motor vehicle crash in the Town of Corning. At 5:48 p.m. Sunday evening, deputies responded to a report of a vehicle striking a utility pole at the intersection of County Rd. FF and State Rd. 107. The driver of the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The Town of Corning First Responders and Volunteer Fire Department assisted with road closure, while personnel from Wisconsin Public Service worked to repair damage to the utility pole.
Traffic on U.S. Hwy. 51 Southbound in the Town of Merrill was briefly reduced to one lane on the morning of Wednesday, Nov. 16, following a motor vehicle crash. At 7:15 a.m., deputies responded to the one-vehicle rollover crash involving a pick-up truck and trailer near mile-marker 214. No injuries were reported. Sheriff’s deputies were assisted at the crash scene by the Wisconsin State Patrol.
A portion of State Rd. 107 in the Town of Merrill was closed for approximately 45 minutes in the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 14 due to a garage fire. Multiple agencies responded to assist the Merrill Fire Department at the scene, including Town of Pine River, Town of Russell and Town of Corning Volunteer Fire Departments. The Wausau Fire Department and Wisconsin Public Service also responded. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is believed to be related to a stove which was located inside the garage.
24 motorists reported striking deer this past week.
Deputies were kept busy with over 20 vehicle slide-offs and a handful of crashes related to the return of Old Man Winter and consistent snowfall throughout the week. Thankfully no serious injuries were reported.