Name released of highway worker struck by vehicle
On Wednesday afternoon, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office identified 50 year old Marcus Wydeven, as the county highway worker who was struck and killed by a motorist on Tuesday afternoon.
At 2:26 PM on Tuesday, deputies responded to a vehicle crash on STH 17 near Smith Road in the township of Merrill.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered a southbound vehicle driven by 84 year old Mary Robinson of Antigo struck Wydeven while Wydeven was flagging traffic, while highway department crews were performing road repairs.
Both Robinson and Wydeven were transported via ambulance to Ministry-Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill.
Wydeven was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Robinson was later transported to Aspirus-Wausau Hospital with non-life threatening injuries where she remained at the time of the press release by the Sheriff’s Office.
Wydeven was a 20 year veteran of the Lincoln County Highway Department.