Deputy Injured in Deer Collision

POSTED BY: Kelly Mills
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 07:58 PM

A Muskingum County Sheriff's Deputy was injured Monday night when his cruiser struck a deer.

According to Sheriff Matt Lutz, around 6:30 p.m. the deputy was traveling with his emergency sirens on to assist the Licking County Sheriff's Office on a call. Sheriff Lutz says while driving on State Route 146 in Nashport the deputy struck a deer.

The impact caused the cruiser's airbags to deploy, which caused burns to the deputy's face. The Sheriff says the burns are believed to be minor.

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