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Deer/vehicle accidents spike in Meeker County
May 23, 2016

By Starrla Cray
Associate Editor

MEEKER COUNTY, MN – It hasn’t been a great time to be a deer in Meeker County recently.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office responded to five deer-related incidents the weekend of May 13-15, and a sixth one Thursday night (May 19).

The first incident involved removal of a deceased deer in Darwin Township, located near the intersection of County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 14 and CSAH 11 just after 6 a.m. May 13.

The following day, a car/deer accident took place in Collinwood Township, near a residence on CSAH 15. A deputy made contact with the driver and observed minor damage to the vehicle.

Later that day, the sheriff’s office responded to a report of an ATV/deer accident on 318th Street in Kingston Township.

Two car/deer accidents occurred in Dassel Township around 9:30 p.m. May 15. The first was on CSAH 4. The driver’s side door sustained damage, and the dead deer was removed from the roadway. The second occurred at the intersection of MN Highway 15 and 273rd Street. The sheriff’s office transferred the 911 call to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The most recently reported car/deer accident in Meeker County occurred May 19 at 9:18 p.m. in Darwin Township. Since the incident happened on MN Highway 24, the report was handled by the Minnesota State Patrol.

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