Deer Struck, Goes Airborne, Kills Driver in 2nd Car


A man was killed when his car struck a deer on Highway 12, according to a release from the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called at 6:51 p.m. Monday to Highway 12 south of Ski Hi Road in the Town of Sumpter on a report of a car versus deer crash. The initial report was that the deer had gone through the windshield of the car and that the driver was injured.  

Investigators said a car driven by a 42-year-old woman from North Freedom was traveling north on Highway 12 when she struck a deer in the road. The deer went airborne and into the path of a southbound car driven by a 65-year-old man from Bloomington, Minnesota. The deer went through the windshield of the car and struck the driver.

The man suffered life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by the Baraboo District Ambulance and flown to UW Hospital in Madison where he was later pronounced dead.

The names of both drivers are being withheld pending notification of family members.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Baraboo Fire Department, the Baraboo District Ambulance Service, and UW Med Flight.

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