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UPDATE: 87-year-old pedestrian died in crash


ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) – Rothschild police said Friday that no citations have been issued in Monday's death of an 87-year-old pedestrian hit by a car.

John Diktanas was hit by a southbound car on Whitespire Road about 3 p.m. as he walked northbound on the shoulder of the southbound lane, Police Chief Jeremy Hunt said.

Diktanas, who lived in the area, died about four hours later at a hospital, Hunt said.

The driver of the car was a 47-year-old man.

Exactly what happened remains under investigation, Hunt said. “The Wisconsin State Patrol is assisting on the accident reconstruction.”

Whitespire Road is a connecting road for apartments and condominiums and is privately maintained, the police chief said.

ROTHSCHILD (WAOW) – Rothschild police say an elderly man has died from injuries he suffered after being hit by a car as he walked along a road.


Officer Trever Ostrowski says the man was hit about 3 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Whitespire Road and Volkman Street.

The man later died at a Wausau hospital.

The area where the man was hit is near some assisted living facilities for the elderly, Ostrowski said.

No other details were immediately available Thursday.

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