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Marathon County Crime Stoppers: Bicyclist hit by driver who flees

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TOWN OF EMMET (WAOW) – Marathon County investigators are searching for the driver of an SUV who hit a bicyclist and never stopped.

It happened June 27 on a very rural stretch of County Road P in the Town of Emmet, Sheriff’s Deputy Dale Ruechel said. "The driver hit the bicyclist near Cardinal Lane and injured the biker’s back. He survived but it could have been much worse."

Investigators say the passengers side mirror on the SUV hit the bicyclist and broke off, leaving behind an important clue.

"We have determined that the car was a silver 2017 Ford Escape," Ruechel said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Marathon County Crime Stoppers.

You can call 1-877-409-8777.

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