Monday 17 September 2012

Merrill Man Dies

Posted at 5:10 AM

A fatal car / pedestrian crash on County Rd S. Has claimed the life of a Merrill man, 52-year old Robert Zempel was stuck by a car at about 1am Sunday in the Town of Bradley and the crash is being investigated by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Robert Zempel lists addresses in New London and Merrill.

There is no indication that the driver of the car was drinking prior to the crash and preliminary investigation shows that Zempel was in the roadway when he was struck. Zempel was taken to Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk where he was pronounced dead. No citations have been issued, and no arrests have been made nor are they planned.


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