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Man hit and injured during hit-and-run on State Road 17


A man was hit by a car during a hit-and-run accident on State Road 17 near County Highway X yesterday evening.

He was treated for injuries that were not life threatening at Wausau Aspirus Hospital.

Police say the accident happened after the 37-year-old got out of his car on the side of the road to yell at the driver behind him for driving too close.

That driver, a 49-year-old man, sped up and hit the pedestrian.

Oneida County deputies found the driver as he continued north on State Road 17.

They arrested him for a Hit-and-Run Causing Injury and 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety.

He was taken to the Lincoln County Jail.

An investigation is ongoing.

Erin Gottsacker worked at WXPR as a Morning Edition host and reporter from December 2020 to January 2023. During her time at the station, Erin reported on the issues that matter most in the Northwoods.
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