Odds & Ends: Deer leaps from Illinois overpass onto minivan


WEST DUNDEE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman is grateful her family is safe after a 200-pound deer leapt from an overpass, landing on their minivan as it traveled along an Illinois interstate.

Heidi Conner said the doe came to rest in the middle of the West Dundee family’s Chevy on Sunday. She and her four children were traveling about 70 mph on the Jane Addams Tollway.

She said the accident was bizarre, adding “nobody can believe this deer fell from the sky.”

Illinois State Police said witnesses reported seeing the deer jump from an overpass.

Conner said the crash totaled the van and caused minor injuries, but says the way the deer landed on the vehicle was “a miracle in itself.”

Police said the animal died.

 

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