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Wausau man charged with running over child in sledding incident

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RIB MOUNTAIN (WAOW) - A Wausau man is in jail after running over a child with his pickup truck Saturday afternoon.

Gene Kessel, 49, of Wausau was pulling a sled with two children behind his truck around 1:00 P.M. on Lake Wausau near the boat landing by Gulliver's Landing Restaurant in Rib Mountain.

Lt. Dale Wisnewski of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department says one of the children, a 7-year-old boy, fell off the sled and was ran over by the truck Kessel was driving.

Officials say Kessel went to the child's residence, and from there the child was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital to be treated for a bruised leg and released.

The man in being held in Marathon County jail for probation violation and causing bodily harm with a motor vehicle.

The incident is under investigation and alcohol was not a factor.

Online Reporter: Christine Souders, Newsline 9 

 

 

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