Deer Cause Chain Reaction Of Accidents In Tennessee


A deer trying to cross Interstate 24 led to a three-vehicle crash Tuesday morning that closed down eastbound lanes at the 9 mile marker and led to two other crashes where traffic had stopped. In all, a dozen vehicles were involved.

At about 8:30 a.m. a deer ran into the path of a Buick Enclave driven by Jimmy Calvert of Cadiz, Kentucky, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report. When he slowed to avoid hitting the deer, his vehicle was rear-ended by a Nissan 350Z driven by Kenneth Stroker of Columbia, Missouri. A pickup driven by Gene Juelich, of Ray, Minnesota, could not stop in time because he was pulling a camper and struck the Nissan, the report said.

Stroker’s car was heavily damaged in the front and back, and he was taken to Skyline Medical Center for treatment. None of the other drivers were injured.

None of the drivers were charged, but the case remained under investigation Tuesday night.

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