In the early morning hours of Christmas morning, one deputy's ride down cotton Gin road ended in a matter of seconds.
"The deputy had just turned off highway 45. He is traveling west bound. You see the deer come from the side of the road in a couple of seconds. He came out saw the vehicle then got spooked," said Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun.
This time of the year more deer are on the roads. For this reason, the sheriff's department is urging drivers to slow down and watch out for deer while driving. Calhoun also reminds drivers to remain in control of the vehicle if you are to be involved in an accident with a deer. He says often the driver panics and can cause other accidents in the moments following the initial crash.
The deputy wasn't injured. The car is being repaired.
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