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Makeshift memorial at site of where Mattheau Chaignot drove into Eau Claire River

A gold Lincoln Navigator SUV with heavy front end damage is covered by a tarp, and being towed from the Eau Claire River in Schofield, by the Grand Avenue Bridge 6/17/14
A gold Lincoln Navigator SUV with heavy front end damage is covered by a tarp, and being towed from the Eau Claire River in Schofield, by the Grand Avenue Bridge 6/17/14

SCHOFIELD, WI (WTAQ) - About 20 friends and relatives of a Wausau area man threw flowers into the Eau Claire River in Schofield, at the spot where the man drove in and died early Tuesday.

They set up a makeshift memorial with a cross to remember 27-year-old Mattheau Chaignot of Rothschild.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident, in which the SUV driver veered off a road and into the river.

Everest Metro Police said the same man may have been involved in a hit-and-run crash in Wausau around 2 a.m. on Tuesday.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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