92-year-old man killed after getting hit by car in Wausau

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — A 92-year-old pedestrian is dead after a crash Wednesday night in Wausau.

According to a press release from the Wausau Police Department, the man, whose name has not been released, was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of N. 6th Street and Park Avenue.

He was rushed to Aspirus Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

“From what I gather, this person, what he was doing, along his routine, he did it often. He probably was on auto-pilot and maybe the fact that, yeah conditions have changed, that also played a factor,” Wausau Police Officer, Nicholas Walter said.

It happened around 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday.

With it getting dark earlier, due to daylight saving time, authorities are encouraged extra pedestrian safety.

“Being aware of your surroundings, wearing visible clothing, whether that’s bright clothes during the day or a jacket or some kind of reflective material at night,” Officer Walter said.

The driver of the vehicle, a 66-year-old man whose identity has not been disclosed, called 911 to report the crash. He is cooperating with officials as the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the crash is asked to contact Lieutenant Melinda Pauls at 715-261-7986.

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