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Marathon County Crime Stoppers: Hit and run bridge damage

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ATHENS (WAOW) - Marathon County Crime Stoppers is looking for a hit and run driver who crashed into a bridge near Athens and jeopardized public safety.

Investigators said the crash happened Oct. 7 on Townline Road, the driver cleaned up any telltale signs of the vehicle and he took off, leaving a guardrail dangling from the bridge.            

"It was obviously a large vehicle and it struck the bridge hard enough to do a lot of damage," said Capt. Dale Wisnewski of the Marathon County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators said  the bridge was closed  until experts inspected it and determined it was safe for travelers to use. 

Wisnewski said the crash caused thousands of dollars in damage to the bridge. 

Anyone with information about the crash or the hit-and-run driver can call the toll-free hotline at 1-877-409-8777 or at www.marathoncountycrimestoppers.org   

You can leave tips anonymously and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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