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Sheriff Reports More Accidents Involving Deer


The Fayette County Sheriff is reporting several more traffic accidents involving deer.

The latest occurred Saturday (Dec. 2), in the 1,000 block of Bell Road, northeast of Arlington. 61 year old Alan Thornton of Decorah was driving west, when he hit a deer that was crossing the road. Minor injuries were reported, and there was $8,000 damage to the 2017 Nissan Murano.

Just before 10pm Friday, on Highway 18 north of Clermont, a van driven by 27 year old Michael Corcoran of West Union was headed south, when a deer entered the roadway and struck the front of the vehicle. No one was injured, but there was $4,500 in damage to the 2015 Chrysler Van.

At about 9pm Wednesday (Nov. 29), south of Arlington on Highway 187, a northbound car driven by 43 year old Kayleen Schott of Arlington, was unable to avoid striking a deer in the road. No one was injured; damages to the 2014 Buick amounted to $5,000.

And at about 7:30 this morning (Monday, Dec. 4), a young driver put her car in the ditch to avoid colliding with a deer.
18 year old Claire Egan was driving east on 110th street, northwest of Westgate, when a deer walked onto the road.
Egan swerved to avoid striking the animal, but drove into a ditch. Egan was taken by private vehicle to an area hospital, after complaining of minor injuries.
There was $3,000 damage to her 2001 Toyota Camry.

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