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POWNAL — A North Adams, Mass., motorist struck a deer on Route 7 Wednesday afternoon near the Pownal View Barn, Vermont State Police said.

Police said Marcia A. Ethier, 64, was headed northbound when a deer ran onto the roadway from the treeline off the west shoulder of the road. Ethier hit her brakes, but was not able to avoid striking the deer.

Ethier, who was wearing her seat belt, was uninjured, police said. The deer died of its injuries before state police arrived.

Ethier's car, a 2013 Nissan Rogue, sustained heavy front-end damage, and was towed from the scene by All Service Citgo.

DORSET

Woman hits guardrail while avoiding deer

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Swerving to avoid a deer in the roadway, a Rutland woman crashed into a guardrail on Route 7 Tuesday night, causing extensive damage to her car, Vermont State Police said.

Police said Heather Granger, 28, was headed north at about 50 mph when she swerved to avoid the deer, losing control of her 2009 Honda Civic. Granger was wearing a seat belt, and was uninjured.

Members of the Dorset Fire Department helped at the scene.

The crash occurred around 9:45 p.m. near mile marker 36.


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