Deer thumps Dubois motorist’s fender

From Local Sources

KYANA — A Dubois motorist was able to drive from the scene of a Friday evening deer-versus-car collision north of Kyana.

Caleb R. Merkel, 24, was northbound on a private drive in the 4500 block of County Road 700E in a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier at the time of the 7:19 p.m. accident, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

Merkel was leaving work at the location when a deer entered the roadway from the east and struck the Cavalier’s front passenger fender above the wheel well, according to the sheriff’s department.

Damage was estimated at possibly less than $1,000.

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