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A Minnesota sheriff’s deputy is lucky to be alive after the squad car he was driving collided with a deer Saturday morning, Oct. 21.
The deputy is being commended for choosing not to swerve to avoid the deer, but hitting it head-on instead. In the Facebook post, Isanti County Sheriff Chris Caulk says, “if the deputy swerved, he would have rolled and been injured or worse. Staying in a straight line kept the injuries to a minimum when the air bags deployed.”
According to Caulk, the deputy was traveling around 114 mph with his lights and sirens on when he struck the deer. The deputy was responding to a report about a man with a gun at a local restaurant in Cambridge, Minn.