Deer catapults between SUVs

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police say two SUVs were damaged Wednesday evening north of Jasper when a deer struck by one catapulted into the other.

Donald R. Dupont, 67, Jasper, was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2005 Dodge SUV when the 6:48 p.m. accident occurred north of County Road 500N, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said the Dupont Dodge struck a deer that came onto the highway from the east.

The impact catapulted the deer into the oncoming lane where it was struck by a southbound 2007 Ford Edge driven by Eva E. Moya, 44, Dubois, according to the sheriff’s department.

Total damage was estimated between $1,000 and $2,500 but both vehicles were able to be driven from the scene.

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