Oh Deer: Animals Get Worst Of Accidents

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Cannon County Sheriff’s Deputy Matthew Parsley responded recently to three accidents involving animals.

Deputy Parsley responded to U.S.Route 70S (State Route 1) in reference to a motor vehicle crash on June 10. Upon arrival he spoke with Lacey Griffith, operator of a Hummer H3, who stated a deer jumped into her lane of travel causing her to strike the deer. She was able to drive the vehicle from the scene.

On June 6, Deputy Parsley was traveling on U.S. Route70S when he saw a stranded motorist on the east bound lane of travel. Upon further investigation he spoke with Saundra Fann, who stated she was operating a Ford Freestyle when a deer came into her lane of travel, causing her vehicle to strike the deer. The vehicle was left at the scene for later removal.

Deputy Parsley responded to State Route 281 (Centerhill Road) on June 8 in regard to a motor vehicle crash involving a horse. Upon arrival he spoke with the driver of a red Chevrolet pickup, Bobby Fagan, who stated a black horse was in his lane of travel, causing him to strike the animal. Fagan’s vehicle had damage to the front end. Deputy Parsley spoke with two individuals in an attempt to locate the owner of the horse but that person could not be determined. Fagan was able to drive his truck from the scene.

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