Deer to blame for series of wrecks


March 5, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Deer were responsible for three accidents, one in Wilson County involving a Humboldt man and two others occurring in Allen County.

At 7:30 Friday night a car driven by Brian Dillow, Humboldt police chief, hit several deer that ran into K-39 three miles west of Chanute. He and a passenger, Jeffrey Collins, 36, Chanute, were taken to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. where they were treated for minor injuries.

Shortly before 10 p.m. Friday a car driven by Rachel E. Smith, 17, Moran, hit a deer on U.S. 54 a mile east of LaHarpe. Smith was taken to Allen County Hospital. Smith’s car ran off the highway, went through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in a pasture.

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