Two Vehicles Hit Deer West of Effingham

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Published on August 2 2012 1:07 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Two vehicles...one headed east, the other headed west...struck a deer Wednesday along US 40 near the entrance to Ballard Nature Center west of Effingham.

Effingham County sheriff's deputies say the incident occurred at 3:45pm when an eastbound pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Cynthia Murray of Altamont struck the deer.  The impact left the deer in the westbound lane where it was struck by a car driven by 50-year-old Barbara Shelton of St. Elmo.

Deputies say Shelton complained of pain and was treated for her injuries.  Murray was not injured.