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Motorists warned after State trooper hits deer

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Oct 20, 2011 at 6:15 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Even the Minnesota State Patrol isn't safe when deer decide to jump out in front of a car.

The patrol released both pictures and dash-cam video Wednesday of a trooper colliding with a deer Sunday night on Highway 15 south of Hutchinson. The deer jumped out from the left side of the road, and its head and antlers ended up going through the driver's side windshield.

YOUTUBE: Watch the Minnesota State Patrol dashboard video of the deer collision with a state trooper; 10/16/11

KARE-TV reports the trooper's dashboard camera was destroyed. The trooper only suffered minor injuries.

According to a State Farm Insurance scale, Minnesota is one of the highest-risk states for deer collisions in the country.

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