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Deer Carcass Thrown From Overpass On Virginia Interstate

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File photo of deer. (credit: Phil Inglis/Getty Images)

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VARINA, Va. (CBSDC) — A truck driver got quite the scare after a deer carcass was flung over an overpass and smashed his windshield.

Billy Ducksworth tells CBS-affiliate WTVR he was driving on I-295 in Varina shortly after midnight Friday when someone was hanging a deer over an overpass bridge with rope.

“All I know is that when I came up on the bridge it wasn’t hanging there,” Ducksworth told the station. “And then I looked up and a deer come over the bridge on a rope swinging at me.”

The deer crashed into Ducksworth’s semi-truck, shattering the windshield. The severed rope hit him in the face while glass fragments ended up in his eye.

“That’s something I would never dream that someone would do: throw a deer over a bridge,” he told WTVR. “What if that had been a bus with people up on it?”

Virginia State Police say they are investigating the incident.

“Throwing any type of object at a vehicle is very dangerous and is considered a felony,” Sgt. Thomas Molnar told the station.

No suspects have been named in the case.

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