Wheelchair crash victim dies
From the Marshfield Police Department
MARSHFIELD — 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 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, who was confined to his wheelchair behind the van.
Paramedics cared for Micah on 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 ownership, is related to Micah.
The accident remains under investigation.