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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Report

30 Sep News

A Tomahawk man was injured in a two vehicle crash Wednesday night in the Town of Somo. The investigation indicated a vehicle being driven by an 18 year old Tomahawk man was traveling on Hwy 8 at just after 11 when he braked to avoid a deer. A second vehicle crested the small hill and could not brake in time to avoid striking the first vehicle. The driver of the first vehicle was treated and released from an area hospital.

A fire at a Pine River cabin burned itself out before it could spread. Firefighters responded to the cabin after the owner heard the smoke detector going off when he arrived. Crews determined the fire began near an electrical outlet that had recently been replace. The fire burned through the wall causing damage, but did not burn down the structure.

A 25 year old Tomahawk man was jailed after a crash investigation in Lincoln County. Deputies responded to the vehicle/tree crash, reported at just after 2am Saturday on Heafford Road. A deputy found blood on the steering wheel, and located the driver passed out a nearby home. The suspect was intoxicated, but claimed he started drinking after the crash. A check showed the man was on probation and also out on two bonds. As a part of his bond he was not allowed to consume alcohol. The suspect was brought to the Jail on a probation hold and will be referred on two felony counts of bail jumping.

A 67 year old Merrill man was injured in an ATV crash Saturday morning in the Town of Harrison. Just after 11:00 AM a 911 caller reported that the driver had crashed on a trail off of Cinder Rd. The driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries at an area hospital. The man was wearing a helmet and alcohol was not a factor in the incident.

One person was transported to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk after a one vehicle crash Sunday morning in the Town of Bradley. A vehicle driven Tomahawk man left the roadway and struck a power pole on County Rd CC west of Peaceful Valley Rd at around 10:40 AM. His teenage passenger was transported to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The number of car deer crashes continues to increase with 11 crashes reported this past week. Three bears were also struck. On Sunday night a cow was struck on County Rd E. The Sheriff’s report indicated that both the cow and the car left the scene under their own power.