Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
WAUSAU (WAOW) - The 16-year-old driver accused of running into two children heading home from school last fall told investigators that he fled the scene because he was "extremely scared," according to court records.
The teen was charged last week with misdemeanor hit and run. The maximum punishment for the charge is six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000.
The teen is to make his initial appearance in Marathon County Circuit Court on Friday.
According to the complaint, the children were hit at the intersection of Robin Lane and Hummingbird Road in Rib Mountain as the teen made a left hand turn as a crossing guard escorted children across the crosswalk.
A witness told police the driver attempted to beat the children across the intersection, the complaint said.
The driver told police that about halfway through the turn, he heard a "bump" on the front of the car, became scared, drove home, parked the car in the garage and shut the door, the complaint said.
One of the children was taken to the hospital and was treated and released, court records said. The other was treated at the scene.
At this time, Newsline 9 has decided not to name the teen.
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