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Woman killed in car-deer accident

A Gowen woman died Tuesday evening when a deer smashed through the window of the car she was riding in.

Gary Evans washeading west on Sidney Road near Carlson Road about 9:35 p.m. July 12, with his wife, Linda Evans, 69, in the passenger seat. A car traveling eastbound on Sidney hit the deer, and it flew into the windshield of the Evans’ vehicle, hitting Linda Evans in the head. She was transported to Sheridan Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead of her injuries.

Neither Gary Evans nor the driver of the eastbound vehicle, James Miller, 19, of Six Lakes, was seriously injured. No one was cited for the accident.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Linda Evans.

According to the Michigan State Police, there are more than 60,000 vehicle-deer crashes reported in Michigan each year. About 80 percent of these crashes occur on two-lane roads between dusk and dawn.

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