Car strikes deer on I-64

From Local Sources

FERDINAND — A Gibson County motorist needed a wrecker after his car struck a deer Thursday evening west of I-64’s Ferdinand exit.

James R. Newkirk, 46, Oakland City, was eastbound on I-64 in a 2012 Buick Regal when the 6:15 p.m. accident occurred 500 feet east of the 62-mile marker, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office.

Newkirk’s Buick struck a deer that came onto the interstate from the south, resulting in damage estimated between $1,000 and $2,500.

The deer was killed on impact, according to the sheriff’s office.

A Sternberg Automotive Group wrecker assisted.

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