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Two drivers who wish they’d never seen a deer

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Post-Bulletin staff

LA CRESCENT — A wayward deer caused trouble for two drivers from the same Winona-area family on Tuesday, sending one to the hospital.

The deer ran into the side of William Macaskill’s car as he was driving on Winona County Road 1 about three miles northwest of La Crescent, according to the Winona County Sheriff’s Department.

Minutes later, his wife, Jean Marie Macaskill, came upon the accident on a motorcycle.

"She swerves to avoid the deer lying in the road, loses control and crashes her motorcycle," chief deputy sheriff Ron Ganrude said.

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Jean Marie Macaskill, 52, had apparent abdominal injuries from her crash and was taken by ambulance to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, Wis. She was treated and released the same day, a hospital spokeswoman said.

William Macaskill, 53, was not injured, Ganrude said.

The accident occurred in New Hartford Township about 1.3 miles south of County Road 1 and County Road 12, the sheriff’s report said.

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