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.