Community mourns highway victim Marcus Wydeven

TOMAHAWK, IRMA - Marcus Wydeven, 50, was a nearly 20-year employee of the Lincoln County Highway Department. He was also a husband, son, father, brother, coworker, neighbor and friend, but he died Tuesday afternoon after he was struck by a car while flagging traffic on Highway 17 in Merrill.

Wydeven is survived by his wife, sister, mother, son and two step-sons. Friends said he was soon going to be a grandfather.

"He was such a great person," said Kevin Koth, Wydeven's friend. "It's sad someone that young is taken away so quickly on a tragedy."

Full story: WJFW

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