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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