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News: Minor injuries reported after crashes with deer on IA-44 in Guthrie Center

GUTHRIE COUNTY, IA -- A 35-year-old man was injured Wednesday night in a single-vehicle collision involving a deer on Iowa Highway 44 near Guthrie Center, according to KJAN.

The Guthrie County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred on the eastbound highway at approximately 8:00 p.m.

An early investigation indicates the man was driving a 2010 Mazda eastbound when he swerved to avoid a deer that had been hit by a 2016 Honda Civic driven by a 42-year-old woman. The sudden move caused the Mazda to go into the south ditch and spin, causing the vehicle to strike a nearby cedar tree.

Authorities said the victim suffered minor injuries but was not taken to a hospital.

The driver of the Honda was not reported injured.

The Mazda and the Honda sustained damages totaling $15,000 and $3,000 in costs, respectively.

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