The first snowfall of the season caused several vehicles to leave the road way. A 28 year old Tomahawk woman was injured Tuesday morning after a one vehicle rollover on US Hwy 51 in the Town of Birch at just after 7:00 AM. The driver lost control on snowy roadways and rolled her vehicle. She was transported by Merrill EMS to Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center for non-life threatening injuries. Town of Russell Firefighters also responded to the scene. Deputies checked a couple of other slide offs on US Hwy 51 within an hour of the first crash. A second roll over occurred near County Rd S on US Hwy 51 but no injuries were reported. During the evening commute Deputies investigated several other crashes none of which involved any injury.
During the early morning hours of Friday Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigated a reported sexual assault at an establishment in the Town of Merrill. The victim and several witnesses were interviewed and the suspect and his two companions were located and interviewed Friday evening. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. This incident prompted several rumors being circulated via social media that women were in danger or a group was preying on female bartenders in the Merrill area. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office wishes to assure the public there is no danger and all parties involved are cooperating fully with the investigation.
A 23 year old Wausau man was arrested Saturday evening on a warrant charge. Deputies went to County Rd H at Horseshoe Lake Rd after a one vehicle rollover was reported to 911 at 8:11 PM. Deputies learned the driver of the vehicle a 24 year old Tomahawk woman had swerved to miss a deer and rolled her vehicle over. No one was injured in the crash but a check on the passenger showed he was wanted by the Marathon County Sheriff for contempt of court. The man was brought to the Lincoln County Jail and held until he could be transferred to Marathon County.
The number of car deer crashes is down slightly with only nineteen being reported this past week. Sheriff Jaeger is urging motorists to use caution as the crashes are becoming more much more common as the rut continues. Also it is darker an hour earlier as you make your commute home increasing your chances of striking an animal.