SUV-vs-deer collision occurs east of Celestine

CELESTINE — A motorist escaped injury in an SUV-versus-deer collision Thursday morning east of Celestine.

Brittney L. Cato, 31, Celestine, was westbound on State Road 164 in a 2011 GMC Acadia when the 5:45 a.m. accident occurred west of County Road 820E, according to the Dubois County Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy said Cato’s SUV struck a deer that entered onto the highway from the south.

Damage to the Acadia was estimated between $2,500 and $5,000 but the vehicle was able to be driven from the scene.

The deputy could not locate the deer after the accident.

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