Deer cause car crashes across the county
The deer hunting firearms season may be over, with the exception of the muzzle-loading season, but some Otter Tail County residents and visitors are still dealing with repairs to vehicles after striking deer on area roads.
Three of those accidents all took place on the same day, Thursday, Nov. 8, right before the final weekend of this year's deer hunt firearms season.
According to the county sheriff's department, a Battle Lake resident sustained damaged to his 2009 Chrysler Town and Country after the vehicle struck a deer at 7:22 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 39 and 405th Avenue south of Battle Lake.
A Spicer resident had his vehicle badly damaged after striking a deer at 7:40 p.m. at the intersection of Highways 84 and 10 in New York Mills.
The third deer-vehicle accident on Nov. 8 took place two miles northwest of Perham, along Highway 10. A Detroit Lakes resident's vehicle was damaged after striking a deer at 11:01 p.m.