Crash on Central Avenue Results in Child Fatality

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Passenger Van vs Wheelchair Pedestrian Fatal Crash

Marshfield (OnFocus) The Marshfield Police Department issued a press release stating a 10-year-old Spencer boy died in a traffic accident Saturday morning in a parking lot of a business on Central Ave.

Press Release:

The Marshfield Police Department and the Marshfield Fire and Rescue Department responded to a traffic crash in the parking lot of the business at 1613 N Central Avenue in Marshfield on July 27, 2019 at 10:46am.

Preliminary investigation indicates the hand controls of a handicapped-accessible van were inadvertently activated, causing the van to move in reverse. The van struck 10-year-old Micah LaSee of Spencer, Wisconsin, who was confined to his wheelchair behind the van.

Paramedics cared for Micah on the scene and transported him to the Marshfield Medical Center.

The Wood County Coroner’s office advised the Marshfield Police Department Micah died later in the day. An autopsy will be performed to assess the cause of death.

Neither the operator of the van nor the van involved was related to Micah.

The accident remains under investigation.

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