Wausau Pilot & Review
Lincoln County Sheriff’s officials say a Tomahawk man was possibly hitchhiking along Hwy. 8 Saturday when he was struck by a passing vehicle.
The incident was reported at about 7 p.m. Oct. 28 near Honey Road. A deputy discovered the 24-year-old man in the roadway after receiving a call about a hitchhiker in the area.
Initial emergency scanner reports suggested the man was struck by a driver who left the scene, but in a news release, officials said the crash was not a hit-and-run. The driver was a 51-year-old Tomahawk man, police said.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.
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