UPDATE: Rothschild man killed in bridge crash - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

UPDATE: Rothschild man killed in bridge crash


Police say a Rothschild man died in a single-car crash on a Wisconsin River bridge near downtown Wausau.

Michael Dixon, 24, died in the crash Saturday afternoon on East Thomas Street between River Drive and Grand Avenue, the Wausau Police Department said Monday. A 4-year-old boy who was strapped into a car seat was severely injured, police said. The name of the boy was not released.

Speed was a factor in the crash, police said in a statement.

Dixon was wearing a seat belt and investigators found an uncapped syringe, spoon and lighter in the vehicle, Capt. Ben Bliven said. No other details were released.

Police said tests to determine whether drugs or alcohol were involved will take several weeks to complete.

Dixon's vehicle was traveling eastbound on Thomas Street, crossed the westbound lanes and struck the concrete bridge abutment on the north side of the street, investigators said.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.