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85-Year-Old Wisconsin Woman to be Charged with Homicide for Construction Worker's Death

MERRILL, Wis. (WSAW) -- An 85-year-old Antigo woman is scheduled to be charged with the 2015 death of a Lincoln County Highway work.

Marcus Wydeven, 50, of Tomahawk was killed July 14, 2015 when he was struck by a vehicle while holding a stop sign during a road construction project.

Court records show Mary Robinson will be charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

Investigators said the crash happened on Highway 17 near Smith Road northeast of Merrill around 2:30 p.m. Investigators said Robinson's vehicle went off the road and rolled over landing in a creek. Wydeven was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Robinson was also transported for unknown, non-life threatening injuries.

Robinson is due in court Aug. 26.

Deputies said Wydeven had been with the Lincoln County Highway Department for 20 years.

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