Sheriff: Driver found after striking child in Rib Mt.

Girl taken to hospital

Marathon County authorities said a driver who allegedly fled after striking a child with his car in Rib Mountain has been found.

A sheriff’s lieutenant told WAOW-TV that a 7-year-old girl was hit shortly after school at about 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

Earlier reports said multiple children were hit by the car, but the lieutenant said just one child was actually hit. A second child was there but was not hit by the car.

The lieutenant said the 16-year-old driver did not stop, but he was later found.

The girl was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but officers said she is going to be fine.