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7/15/2015 - Antigo Woman Involved In Accident That Kills Lincoln Co. Highway Worker - Click here to print this information

On Tuesday afternoon, shortly after 2:30 PM, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a car crash in which a person had been struck. The Merrill Fire and Ambulance department also responded.

Initial investigates an 84 year old Antigo woman was driving southbound on State Highway 17, while the victim, a Lincoln County Highway Department worker, was flagging traffic in that lane and was holding a stop sign up. The woman's vehicle struck the man, and she entered a ditch, rolling several times before coming to rest in a creek. Merrill Fire was forced to use the jaws of life to help the woman get out.

Both were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where the man died, and the woman was being treated for injuries. The Wisconsin State Patrol assisted in a crash reconstruction of the scene, and the road was closed for almost 5 hours. The investigation continues.

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