Man dead after deer crashes through windshield.

September 29, 2016

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By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. 

BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A 31-year-old man died following a car/deer crash Thursday afternoon on US 10 near Taylor Road. Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole said the man was not a resident of Mason County. The crash occurred when the Dodge Caravan minivan was traveling west on US 10 around 12:30 p.m. The vehicle struck a deer. The deer was impaled by the vehicle, with half of its body going through the windshield of the minivan and landing in the back of the vehicle. The remainder of the deer struck an eastbound vehicle, but caused little damage to that vehicle, according to deputies on the scene.

The minivan was driven by a 55-year-old man who was not injured in the crash. The 31-year-old passenger was declared dead on the scene by emergency medical technicians. Sheriff Cole said more details will be released after the victims’ families are notified.

Responding to the crash were Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Branch Township Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, Michigan Department of Natural Resources law enforcement, and Life EMS.

The crash remains under investigation.

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