Portage County Sheriff’s Office seeks info on hit and run
By Gazette staff
PORTAGE COUNTY – Portage County law enforcement officials are searching for information regarding a Nov. 12 hit and run accident.
Shortly before 8:30 p.m., the Portage County Communications Center received a 911 call of a man in distress at STH-54 and CTH-TT in the town of Lanark.
“Responding deputies determined the male had been struck by a vehicle that left the scene prior to emergency personnel arrival. The male, a 31-year-old Amherst man, was transported by medivac helicopter to Wausau Aspirus Hospital due to his injuries,” a Portage County Sheriff’s release stated.
“Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in locating the striking vehicle. The striking vehicle is believed to be a mid-to-late 2000s model Lexus RX330 SUV. The striking vehicle is likely to have damage to the front passenger side with a damaged headlight assembly.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office at 715-346-1400.
“The Portage County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Amherst Fire, Waupaca Fire, Amherst Ambulance, Aspirus Medivac, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Wisconsin State Patrol-Technical Reconstruction Unit,” the release added.