Freak Deer Accident Kills Driver

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A 17-year-old girl has been killed after a deer struck by another vehicle was flung into her minivan in west Michigan.
Michigan State Police tell The Grand Rapids Press that Barbara June Barnick of Ionia died following the crash at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday in Lowell Township. They said Barnick's 14-year-old nephew was a front seat passenger, and that a 1-year-old and a 9-year-old were in the back seat.
Police said the children were wearing seatbelts and that none suffered life-threatening injuries.
Police said a car passing in an eastbound lane struck a deer, which was catapulted across the road and collided with Barnick's 2008 Chrysler Town and Country. Her vehicle went off the road and hit a tree.
No further details were released.


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